Former pin-up wants more

2002-04-16 07:32
Los Angeles - Former Playboy pin-up Anna Nicole Smith has sought an additional $30 million in interest on the estate of her late oil tycoon husband of 14 months, court documents showed on Monday.

The move came after the judge last month awarded 34-year-old Smith $88.5 million from the estate of her billionaire husband Howard Marshall who died aged 90 in 1995 leaving an estate valued at around $1.6 billion.

Smith's attorney Philip Boesch said in the papers that Smith should receive an additional $30 million to cover the interest on the $88.5 million that she had lost while waiting for the case to be settled.

Judge David Carter in March awarded Smith half the assets that she and her husband acquired during her short marriage as well as $44 million in punitive damages against Marshall's son E. Pierce Marshall.

In 2000, a court had granted Smith $450 million from her husband's estate, but that ruling was later repealed.

Pierce Marshall's attorney Joseph Eisenberg said Smith was not entitled to the extra cash.

"Applicable Texas law does not provide for the relief that she's asking for," he said.

Smith, a high-school dropout who was crowned Playboy Magazine's 1992 "Playmate of the Year," married Texas tycoon Marshall senior in 1994 after meeting him in the Houston strip club where she worked.

She was 26 and he was 89.

When he died the following year, a mighty court battle erupted between Smith and Pierce over Smith's claims her late husband promised her half his fortune, which had been willed in its entirety to his son. - Sapa-AFP


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