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Anna Nicole Smith's friend says the model's father 'tried to have sex' with Smith when he met her as an adult

Anna Nicole Smith and her father Donald Hogan.
Anna Nicole Smith and her father Donald Hogan.Netflix
  • Anna Nicole Smith's friend Missy Byrum says the model told her that her father attempted to sexually assault her.

  • Smith's brother Donnie Hogan initially denied the claims but then said it "could be true."

  • Smith's father pleaded guilty to statutory rape when she was a child and spent six months in jail.

Anna Nicole Smith's estranged father allegedly "tried to have sex with her" when she met him for the first time as an adult in 1993, Smith's friend says in the new Netflix documentary "Anna Nicole Smith: You Don't Know Me."

Melissa "Missy" Byrum, a close friend of Smith's who also said she was Smith's former lover, recalled the Guess model describing the incident to her. According to Byrum, Smith told her about the alleged incident after Smith, then 24, had taken a trip to meet up with her father Donald Hogan and her half-brother Donnie Hogan for the first time as an adult.

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"She told me that her father had tried to have sex with her," Byrum said. She added that Smith had tears in her eyes and was "so, so disappointed" that her vision of what her father would be like was shattered.

Missy Byrum and Anna Nicole Smith.
Missy Byrum and Anna Nicole Smith.Netflix

As recounted in the documentary, Smith, who'd been primarily raised by her mother and other family members, had hired a private detective to track down Hogan. After speaking to Hogan on the phone, Smith flew out her father and brother to join her at her Playmate of the Year celebration at Hugh Hefner's Playboy mansion in Los Angeles. Byrum said Smith told her that Hogan attempted to have sex with her soon after the celebration.

When first questioned about the incident in the documentary, Smith's half-brother Donnie denied that Hogan had tried to have sex with Smith. Then he backtracked.

"I wouldn't put it past him. I guess I wasn't there all the time, so it could be true," he said. Donnie called his father a "monster."

Smith was a baby when Hogan was kicked out of the house for raping Smith's aunt, who was 10 years old at the time. After pleading guilty and spending six months in jail, he started a new family. Donna Hogan, Smith's half-sister, alleges in her 2007 book Train Wreck: The Life and Death of Anna Nicole Smith that Hogan was a violent alcoholic who "abused all the other women in his life, including me, his own daughter."

Hogan died in 2009.

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