Was Daniel Afraid of Howard?
Jaye

Phoenix, AZ

#2 Mar 16, 2007
AnnaWatcher wrote:
It is very interesting that Harding, the detective that Daniel approached about Howard and his relationship with and influence over Anna, says that Daniel was afraid of Howard.
Why did Daniel fear Howard?
Teah, I thought the same thing. Interesting though, because I seem to recall Howard, and others supporting him, saying that Howard "was like a father" to Daniel, and they were the best of buds...that kind of thing. So, if Harding's story is factual, then that bursts that balloon. A lot of inconsistencies, and that is what makes people so suspicious about Howard. I personally don't have enough information about Larry to form an opinion one way or the other. I mean he did file for paternity BEFORE Anna died, and even before Howard signed the Birth Certificate (whether bogus or not) October 11th. So, I think that is pretty good indication he was interested in truly establishing paternity and not after money. I suppose one could argue that he is a photographer and wanted to be her bio father so he would have access to take photos of her, but I think that is a far stretch. He also presents himself well, but we really have no inside personal information about him. I think it is odd that we haven't heard some negative things at this point about his personal life. You know that Howard's crew is doing everything possible to dig up some dirt. That also leads me to believe they aren't coming up with anything newsworthy on that front. I am concerned over Larry firing Debra Opri, although I have to admit I sensed that coming when Debra said, on-air, earlier this week that she had advised her client (Larry) to stop allowing Stern to contact him directly. I sensed there was somethinig brewing behind-the-scenes right then between Larry and Debra. Attorneys get real upset when their clients don't follow their instructions, and I could tell by her demeanor that was going on. An attorney can't protect his/her client if the client won't let them.
Jaye

Phoenix, AZ

#3 Mar 16, 2007
AnnaWatcher: Oh gosh....."Teah" was meant to be "Yeah" I really need to start proof-reading :)
LLH

Pompano Beach, FL

#6 Mar 17, 2007
AnnaWatcher wrote:
It is easy to see why Larry and Debra parted ways. Larry is wanting to negotiate with Howard K. and Debra wants to squash Howard and get everything for Larry, free and clear, with no Howard with his grubby fingers in the pie.
Debra Opri is right. Howard K. needs to be purged out of the life of the baby and Larry, but Larry is so eager to get the child that he is not thinking clearly.
Debra Opri is one tough cookie, too, and I think Larry is a much more gentle and conciliatory soul. I hope he is not too gullible. He is dealing with some real snakes in the Howard K. Stern corner.
I think you're so right about Larry wanting Dannielynn so badly that he's not thinking clearly. I also like Debra Opri. She is one fiesty lady and doesn't put up with nonsense. I think she is also very ethical and if I needed a good Attorney, I'd definitely want her in my corner.
Deeley

Surry Hills, Australia

#7 Mar 18, 2007
Maybe Daniel WAS afraid of Howard - I think EVERYONE (except LB - LOL)was. It seems that Howard was a real control freak.
But does anyone have any proof that Daniel used drugs? Perhaps he really DID accidently O.D. himself. Either that, or Anna. That certainly explains her despair (guilt at inadvertently killing her own beloved son). I really can't see Howard killing him.(or Anna, for that matter).
AnnaWatcher

AOL

#8 Mar 18, 2007
I am sure that if Anna really loved Daniel as much as she claimed, she felt a ton of guilt about his death. And yes, from what I have read and heard, he did have a drug problem.
Jaye

Phoenix, AZ

#9 Mar 19, 2007
AnnaWatcher wrote:
Jaye, when Larry first filed the paternity action, he wanted access to his child. I don't think he expected custody or anything else other than the right to visit, which is what a biological father usually gets. He may even have had to pay to help support the child!
Now, he wants and is entitled to custody.
I agree. Didn't mean to imply otherwise, if I did.
Although HAD Anna remained in California and ON DRUGS, he might have ultimately filed for custody too, and I think that is ONE of the reasons Anna felt the Bahamas idea wasn't a bad optin.
Bonnie

Mount Olive, NC

#11 Mar 19, 2007
You know that I have tried to think this mess through. If Larry does not get The baby and it comes out that he is the father, then Howard Stern will be hated by the child. I do not belive that Howard is the father but he would try to keep her so he could control the money. She would be in danger from Howard because look at Danny and anna.

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