Date: 22nd October 2000
Former PLAYBOY PLAYMATE ANNA NICOLE SMITH is being sued by a film producer for $4 million (£6 million).
Producer VINCE OFFER says the multi-millionairess agreed to film THE UNDERGROUND COMEDY MOVIE but backed out in 1996, saying it would be detrimental to her career. Smith has been involved in a tug-of-war over the estate of her late billionaire husband J HOWARD MARSHALL.
A judge last month (SEPT00) awarded her $449.7 million (£299.8 million), ruling she had been wrongly deprived of her share. She is still involved in a probate court battle over the estate's value.
Smith was unavailable for comment about the film which was released in 1999 and featured JOEY BUTTAFUOCO and GENA LEE NOLIN. (RGS/WNWCAN)