Howard K. Stern’s behavior in the hours after Anna’s death may be considered odd by some, but it’s not much of a change from what he was doing before Anna died. Instead of flying back to the Bahamas where the infant daughter of his supposed lover was staying with his family, he sailed back on a new boat he recently purchased with Anna. Once in the Bahamas, he promptly snatched back the mansion that Anna borrowed from a peeved ex boyfriend.
He also got paid big bucks for his first exclusive interview after her death.
The new boat and sail back to the Bahamas
Howard and Anna had just purchased a 40 foot sport yacht they called “The Cracker,” which they were in the process of outfitting with flat screen TVs and fabrics selected by an interior decorator. The last owner of the ten year-old boat said that Anna like the fact that there were two bedrooms. Instead of flying from Florida to the Bahamas, Stern sailed back on that new boat. It seems odd to me, but he may have wanted the solitude.
The high-paid interview
People are ripping on Stern for selling his story right after Anna died by submitting to an interview with Entertainment Tonight to be aired tonight, and undoubtedly dragged out over the week. This is no different from Anna and Howard’s behavior after Daniel’s death, in which they sold his last pictures to a photo agency. In fact Anna and Howard held a “commitment ceremony” in order to sell the pictures before they could even be bothered to bury Daniel, who was finally laid to rest 39 days after his death.
Howard told ET that he wouldn’t let Anna’s mom, who is now in the Bahamas, even see her grandchild, and said “As long as I have a breath in my body, that woman will not see Dannielynn.”
He was said to be upset and crying a lot, but that didn’t stop him from cashing in on her death right away.
Snatching back the borrowed mansion
After Anna’s death, G. Ben Thompson, the rightful owner of the mansion where she was squatting in the Bahamas before she went to Florida to defend her daughter’s paternity, had the locks changed on his estate. It appears he had no legal right to do this, as Stern promptly had them changed back and filed a complaint with police over missing items, which included computers and art in the house.
The wedding scheduled for two weeks out
In the interview with ET, it is casually mentioned that Howard and Anna were playing a real for-keeps wedding that was to happen just two weeks after Anna died. It could just be a coincidence that Anna died before that wedding happened, or maybe she was trying to avoid it, subconsciously or not.