A former boyfriend of late supermodel Anna Nicole Smith – who she accused of threatening her with a knife and stalking her for two years – has been shot dead.
Mark Hatten, was killed in Greelyville South Carolina on Sunday afternoon.
Neighbors said that the day before he had been in an altercation with someone and police responded to the scene.
Hatten – who police said is also known as ‘Hollywood’ – was arrested and spent the night in jail on a no trespass charge.
It’s unclear what occurred in the time between Hatten leaving jail and the shooting incident on Sunday.
Mark Hatten was shot dead in Greelyville, South Carolina on Sunday afternoon
Hatten was an ex-boyfriend of the late model Anna Nicole Smith and she accused him of threatening her with a knife
An image showed authorities outside a home in the neighborhood but it was unclear who resided in the property.
The incident is currently under investigation.
Hatten had been living in Greelyville since 2000.
He said in a May 2017 magazine interview that Anna Nicole Smith had been a family friend for a long time before they began dating.
His sister had been best friends with the star since she modeled for Playboy in 1992.
‘The first time I saw her she looked at me and said, “Oh my God, I want to have a baby with you!” We didn’t really need an introduction because we had already talked on the phone and she just said she wanted to have a baby, a baby girl specifically,’ he told In Touch.
‘Then she even said she wanted to name the baby Nicolette, but then when she actually had a little girl she named her Dannielynn because of her son. We dated from January 2000 to March 2002. We were living together,’ he said.
However in 2012, Smith testified that she and Hatten only dated until June 2000 when he threatened her with a knife. She claimed he then stalked her for the next two years and when he showed up at her home in March 2002 her neighbor asked him to leave.
Smith also claimed that he threatened her in a 2002 incident where he was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison for assaulting and threatening her neighbor
The day before he was killed, police responded to a scene where Hatten had gotten into an altercation with another person
He was arrested and spent the night in jail on a no trespass charge but it’s unclear what happened in the lead-up to the shooting
Hatten then got into an altercation with the neighbor and he was charged with assaulting the man. Hatten was also charged with making criminal threats to Smith and the neighbor. He was sentenced to six years and eight months in prison.
But he claimed in an In Touch interview that the charge resulted from a misunderstanding.
‘So I was charged on three things for Renee Navarro and two for Anna Nicole — one was a criminal threat for allegedly saying that I was coming over and “packing my stuff” when “packing” supposedly meant a firearm. I didn’t even own one!’
Hatten added: ‘Then there was a count of stalking on me because Howard K. Stern called 911 on me. Anna never called 911 on me, he did. I have the tape! He set me up as good as he could. He had a lot of juice with the DA in LA, he’s an attorney, he knows the Jewish mafia, I’m a big Viking guy.
In the 2017 interview Hatten claimed he tried to get Smith off drugs. He was arrested for public intoxication in 2018 (pictured)
‘I was acquitted of the stalking charge and the criminal threat against Navarro. I was convicted of a threat against Anna Nicole for saying, “I’m coming over and packing my stuff,” and I was convicted of the battery and injury from Navarro.’
Smith died from an accidental drug overdose in 2007 caused by ‘combined drug intoxication’ with a sleeping medication as the ‘major component.’
It was a year after her son Daniel died from a combination of antidepressants and methadone. Her son passed away three days following the birth of her daughter Dannielynn.
In the interview with In Touch on the 10-year anniversary of her death, Hatten said: ‘When I heard Daniel died I knew she wouldn’t last long. I’ve seen people pamper their kids but he was literally her world. She died of a broken heart.’
In the 2017 interview Hatten claimed he tried to get Smith off drugs. He was arrested for public intoxication in 2018.
‘I watched Anna have what’s called a “grandma’s seizure” just from drinking bottles of stuff that Howard would bring to her. Phenergan, cough syrup, Terpin hydrate cough syrup — and she would drink it and get a good buzz, she would be fine and gelled out, but then all of a sudden she would turn gray and turn on her side and vomit all over herself,’ Hatten added in the interview.
‘It was sad and very disturbing to me. I did everything I could to get Anna off drugs and help her live her life. I was set up.’
In 2017, Hatten told In Touch magazine in an interview for the 10-year anniversary of her death, that they dated from January 2000 to March 2002. ‘We were living together,’ he said
However Smith testified that they split in June 2000 after he threatened her with a knife. She claimed he later stalked her for two years
Hatten added in the 2017 interview: ‘Then there was a count of stalking on me because Howard K. Stern called 911 on me.’ Stern is pictured right in March 2000 with Smith