Getting bored with Anna Nicole Smith already? Say it isn't so. The late Playboy Playmate made headlines all over again with the appearance of a videotape documenting her boob job.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff has on Friday August 3rd granted Smith's former attorney and executor of her will, Howard K. Stern, a temporary restraining order that prevents the release of the videotape, which is widely believed to be taped without Smith's consent.
Detailing on the case it is said that Stern accused Smith's Texas doctor Gerald Wayne Johnson, who said in a letter written June 22nd he routinely records surgeries with the model's permission and promises her to keep the video confidential "during the patient's lifetime," of sending a tape showing the procedure to Thomas Riccio, a Los Angeles-based memorabilia dealer, and giving him permission to use the video after Smith died.
Further in the court documents he filed, Stern also claims Johnson's wife and Riccio would share in any proceeds from the sale of the videotape to various media outlets.
The injunction issued last Friday thus prevents the defendants from "selling, distributing or otherwise disseminating, in any matter of media whatsoever, the Videotape(s) at issue" and orders the original VHS tape and all copies to be returned to Stern.