Anna Nicole Smith will speak from beyond the grave when a series of taped interviews are published for the first time.
The former model speaks for hours about her life including alleged childhood sex abuse and her marriage of billionaire husband J. Howard Marshall in the audio tapes, recorded by her former manager Joyce Wagner.
Wagner, a veteran entertainment journalist, tells the New York Daily News Smith made the tapes in the hope of striking a book deal. Wagner is preparing to release them to networks three months after the star died from a drug overdose.
She says, "A lot of people are trying to tell her story. This is Anna talking about who she was.
"I feel morally compelled to put her words out there."