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Businessman Wants To Evict Anna Nicole Smith

A businessman embroiled in a property dispute with Anna Nicole Smith said Thursday he wants to evict the reality TV star from the mansion where she has been secluded since her son's death in September.

South Carolina developer G. Ben Thompson, who says he is a former boyfriend of Smith, told reporters that he loaned her money to buy the waterfront mansion for nearly $1 million, but she has failed to make payments on the mortgage.

Smith, a former Playboy Playmate, has cited ownership of the home as the basis of her claim of residency in the Bahamas, where she came to give birth to a daughter. Her 20-year-old son, Daniel, died under mysterious circumstances at the hospital three days after she gave birth.

Thompson said at a news conference in Nassau that he met Smith about 18 months ago and they had a "short relationship." He said they remained friendly until the dispute over the house in an exclusive neighborhood on the eastern end of New Providence island.

"I'm shocked and appalled at what she's done," he said.

Thompson, of Myrtle Beach, said Smith told him that he was the father of her new daughter, Dannielynn. The developer, however, told reporters that he's certain he is not the father.

Smith has publicly identified the father as her attorney and confidant, Howard K. Stern.

Thompson said he and his family had also provided money for expenses such as security, maid service and utilities.

"She doesn't have a penny in that house," he said.

Smith, 38, was hospitalized earlier this week with pneumonia. Her condition was not immediately available Thursday.

Daniel Smith died September 10 in his mother's room at Doctors Hospital in Nassau. The results of official toxicology tests and a police investigation have not been released.

A private examiner hired by the family, Cyril Wecht, said Smith died from a lethal combination of methadone and the antidepressants Zoloft and Lexapro. Wecht also detected trace amounts of a third antidepressant, Amitryptiline, two over-the-counter cold medicines and the sleep medication Ambien in Daniel's system, but said they did not contribute to his death.

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