Sexual, Drug Allegations for Anna Nicole Smith Doctors

The doctors of the late Anna Nicole Smith over-prescribed her a litany of medications that eventually led to her death and crossed boundaries to indulge in "unprofessional" relationships with their patient, recently unsealed affidavits obtained by ABC News allege.

The documents submitted to a Los Angeles judge in support of search warrants in the case suggest that Smith's psychiatrist Khristine Eroshevich and internist Sandeep Kapoor had relationships "that appeared sexual in nature" with the model, who was found dead in a Florida hotel room in April 2007. The medical examiner determined that 39-year-old Smith died after an accidental drug overdose involving nine different medications or an "acute combined drug intoxication."

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According to the affidavits, photographs were discovered in the investigation depicting Smith naked with Eroschevich in a bathtub in "intimate embraces" that "constitute unprofessional behavior."

Asked about any sexual relationship with Smith, Eroschevich's attorney Aadam Braun said, "Anna was a dear friend of Dr. Eroshevich. Dr. Eroshevich would never have done anything to hurt her friend."

"Dr. Eroshevich tried her best to help her friend and patient Anna get through a very difficult period following the loss of a child," said Braun. "Although the care might not have been perfect it was consistently guided by Dr. Eroshevich's desire to help Anna cope with this horrific lost and the psychiatric and other medical issues exacerbated by it."

A video, originally aired on "Inside Edition," is also mentioned in the affidavit and is described as showing Kapoor shirtless in a "reclining position" with Smith at a nightclub.

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"His arm was around Smith and he was 'kissing and nuzzling Smith's neck,' reads the affidavit.

Ellyn Garofalo, the attorney representing Kapoor, called the suggestion of a sexual relationship between her client and Smith "wrong."

"There was no social relationship of any kind, much less a sexual relationship, between Kapoor and Smith," said Garofalo. "It just never happened."

"Dr. Kapoor is openly gay and was at the time and there will be no evidence of any social interaction except that one day at the gay pride parade when they were both there," said Garofalo, referring to a photograph taken of Smith and Kapoor at a nightclub that she says has since become fodder to suggest there was a sexual relationship between the two.

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Eroshevich and Kapoor, as well as Smith's boyfriend and attorney Howard K. Klein, helped supply Smith with a lethal cocktail of drugs, the affidavits allege. All three co-defendents pled not guilty to related charges in court in May.

In the affidavit, a Los Angeles pharmacist who was asked to a prescription on behalf of the late former Playboy model referred to the requested concoction as "pharmaceutical suicide" and refused to fill the order.

"Some of the amounts of medications Dr. Kapoor has prescribed would be lethal if the whole amounts were taken in the time period before the next refill of the medication," read the affidavit.

Jon Genens, a senior investigator with the Medical Board of California, wrote in the documents that "in many instances, Dr. Kapoor prescribed more than double the recommended dosage of controlled substances."

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