Photos Show Smith In Bed With Official
ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 file photo, veterans from all eras after gather at the Humboldt Park Armory in Chicago for an event sponsored by the Veteran's Administration on the eve of Veteran's Day. The vets received food, clothing, health screenings, VA and social security benefits and employment counseling. A record number of new veterans are seeking compensation for service-related disabilities. So far, 45 percent have filed claims, more than double the 21 percent that did after some other recent wars. It's a long wait for an answer: About 60 percent of claims were backlogged more than 125 days last year, up from 36 percent of claims the year before. Accurate determinations were made in only 77 to 84 percent of cases, according to two different government estimates. (AP Photo/Robert Ray) / Robert Ray
Immigration Minister Shane Gibson has come under criticism from the political opposition for giving the former Playboy playmate special treatment in granting Smith — who died under mysterious circumstances Thursday in Florida — residency in the Bahamas last year.
The residency application was based on Smith's purported ownership of a waterfront mansion. But G. Ben Thompson, a South Carolina developer who once dated Smith, has said he had not given Smith the house as a gift as her lawyers have asserted. Thompson is attempting to reclaim the house.
Ron Rale, Stern's spokesman, said in a statement Monday that anyone who disseminates any of the items without his prior written consent "will be held liable to the fullest extent of the law." Rale said police have recovered all the missing property.
Two photographs published on the front page of The Tribune of Nassau show Smith and Gibson looking into each other's eyes with their faces only a couple inches apart while lying on a bed decorated with pink flowers and a white ribbon. The newspaper said the photographs were taken in Smith's bedroom and that it obtained the pictures Sunday from an unidentified source.
Opposition leader Hubert Ingraham said he was looking into the matter.
"I'm making some inquiries," Ingraham told The Associated Press.
All of Smith's personal items, including the birth certificate of her 5-month-old daughter, whose paternity is being disputed by three men, had been taken from the house, Rale said.
Stern over the weekend reclaimed the mansion along with Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern. They had lived in the gated waterfront estate, known as "Horizons," before Smith died last week.
By MIKE MELIA