According to gossip website TMZ.com, Stern has settled the matter with the writer in a confidential deal. Smith was found unconscious in her room at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino near Hollywood, Florida, in February 2007. A post-mortem report said the American model died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs including anti-depressants. Stern and his associates Dr. Khristine Eroshevich and Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, were charged with conspiracy to feed the star's drug addiction. All the three have pleaded not guilty.
Story first published: Monday, November 23, 2009, 17:14 [IST]