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Ryan O'Neal Bans Eldest Son From Farrah's Funeral

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The long time lover and friend of the late Farrah Fawcett revealed that his estranged son, Griffin O'Neal, was turned away from the funeral of the iconic beauty on Tuesday.

Even though Griffin drove 300 miles to pay his respects, Ryan O'Neal specifically requested his son be banned from the funeral.

When asked about his reasoning, Ryan would only suggest that his son is a "bad guy."

Despite his father's intentions, Griffin believes that Farrah would be upset to know he wasn't allowed to attend her funeral/

“She’s mad right now that I’m not in there," he said. "I just wanted to say goodbye to someone that I knew and loved for 33 years.”

We can't blame Ryan. Why should he have to put up with his crazy son's bullshit on a day of mourning? Clearly, Griffin just wants some attention. Well, you got it.

Now go away!

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90 comments to “Ryan O'Neal Bans Eldest Son From Farrah's Funeral”



  1. 1

    Will someone refresh us on what Griffin did to them?? Just curious…



  2. 2

    FUCK YOU FATTY.HOW DO U KNOW WHATS GOING ON INSIDE HIS HEAD? I THINK RYAN O'NEAL IS A EGOTISTICAL MOTHER FU@KER!!!!!!!



  3. 3

    I don't think it was fair for ryan to make that call. I remember all the brawls they had when Ryan knocked out one of his front teeth but at times like this he should have let by gones be by gones for at least one day. Even if Ryan holds a grudge , Farrah was far to loving to ever have kept him away. Ryan is selfsh!



  4. 4

    No matter how much of a "bad guy" Griffin is thats still messed up to ban him from his mother's funeral. I mean clearly none of us know what their personal family life was like…but still a bit messed up. And Perez its a bit messed up for you of all people to say he just wanted attention. He probably wanted to make peace with his mother. *R.I.P. Farrah Fawcett*



  5. 5

    Hmm so Ryan who is in constant trouble and gets to leave the jail because of drugs gets to attend his mothers funeral makes no sense to me



  6. 6

    I can't believe how unstable and crazy this whole entire family is!!

  7. joopk says – reply to this


    7

    Goes to show what a heartless bastard Ryan O'Neal is. He hooked his own kids onto drugs and he calls his own son a bad guy??
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  8. ohboy says – reply to this


    8

    Celebrity or not, people do have their secrets; especially when it comes to family. Can't judge either of them…we have no idea what did or did not go down.



  9. 9

    Bad parenting make bad kids! Just like Joe Jackson! I think Farrah would be mad too!



  10. 10

    Perez you are an idiot. Farrah was practically this guy's stepmother for 33 years, don't you think it is plausible that he wanted to pay his respects. In case you hadn't noticed, Farrah's funeral didn't garner that much attention. The only person who seems like a publicity hound in all this is Ryan.



  11. 11

    As a mom I would have to say i agree Farrah would be mad. It doesn't matter what he did. He was her son and he shouldn't have been deprived of his chance to say goodbye.



  12. 12

    Ryan is a creep to call his son a bad man. He made Griffin what he is through selfishness and neglect. I hope Griffin moves on and finds people who are worthwhile to spend time on.



  13. 13

    That man is a huge ass that has screwed up every kid he had.



  14. 14

    Perez, don't you know anything about the O'Neal family? Read up, buddy. Ryan is a royal fucking loser of a father.



  15. 15

    Re: bjh0928 – I think you're thinking of Redmond, who is Farrah's and Ryan's son.
    Also, Griffin is NOT Farrah's son. He is Ryan's son with Joanna Moore.
    Jeez people, actually know your stuff before you post next time, alright?



  16. 16

    no one should be turned away from their parents funeral. you're a fucktard if you think that's ok. i wonder how you would feel you jackass.



  17. 17

    Hey losers, go educate yourselves on celebrity gossip basics.
    Griffin & Tatum O'Neal are not Farrah's children. Fucking duh, everyone knows that shiz! How old are you people, 10?



  18. 18

    Wait, Griffin is the bad guy? Correct me if I'm wrong, but Ryan O'Neal was a terrible father who punched his daughter in the face when she was 9 years old for winning an Oscar when he didn't. Ryan O'Neal has such an awful history of drug abuse and verbal and physical abuse to his own family. His son Redmond is in jail but could attend the funeral yet his other son couldn't? I don't know much about Griffin, but I do know that abusive fathers mess their kids up for life and Ryan has no place acting like he's a saint. Griffin has every right to see his step-mom for the last time, whether people have personal falling outs or not, that has nothing to do with someone's right to say goodbye to a loved one. What a terrible story, just proves what a jerk Ryan O'Neal continues to be. As for Griffin, Perez how dare you say he was looking for fame or attention by showing up? It's not like much attention was given to the funeral and obviously that wasn't his reason for wanting to be there. RIP, Farrah, and shame on Ryan O'Neal.



  19. 19

    Why does he always look like he's crying?

    Farrah must've been really abusive or something. Poor guy.

    love goonsquad or die. beep beep.



  20. 20

    No, I think you are wrong on this one. Ryan O'Neal is pathetic..he does drugs all his life~treats Tatum, Griffin and Redmond like crap..gets his youngest son in trouble recently…acts like "Have you learned your lesson yet Redmond" All the while he is doing drugs with him it's been reported..if you read Tatum's book and really see all the things people have said about him..I agree Ryan is an egotistical drug user..who has treated his kids like crap…and Farrah for that matter from what I understand. He is just putting on an act of "Look how great a guy I am for being their for my dying girlfriend…" He's a hasbeen actor…getting lot so attention..why air all of this anyways in the open like he has? This is playing out just like that movie he was in yrs ago "Love Story" LOL



  21. 21

    P.S. Griffin was the one that turned on his dad in for supplying drugs to Redmond..he was trying to help Redmond..THAT'S why Ryan is pissed..



  22. 22

    That's messed up - no matter what their relationship was like in life, he should not have been denied paying respects to his (step)mother and having that closure. Especially after 33 years. Was just cruel. More than likely he would have stood quietly and left



  23. 23

    .
    Another dysfunctional celebrity family



  24. 24

    Perez you've screwed up again.

    How can you defend Ryan O'Neal?…"father of the century"
    All 3 of his kids turned out screwed up because of his crap parenting skills.



  25. 25

    All 3 of Ryan's children are fighting drug addiction and emotional issues. To me, this says much more about their father than about them. He can try to play holier than thou all he wants. As a father, he's a loser. Sorry.

  26. SusyQ says – reply to this


    26

    Fuck you Perez you fucking crybaby..Ryan played a big part in why Griffin and Tatum were messed up and he should be in the can with his son Redmond because he is an enabling drug addict..Farrah's funeral was not about Ryan and he should have shown some maturity and class and just let his son pay his respects TO FARRAH..too bad his ego will not let him take the high road and shame on him for not realizing that life is too short to be an asshole (are you listening Perez?) I guess not even the death of someone close to him wakes him up to that fact..how dare you say Griffin wants 'some attention' when he has stayed out of the public eye for a long time..and fuck you for dissing someone who just wanted to attend a funeral..if anyone is an attention whore it is Ryan..all the stories of his womanizing and paying for sex will be coming out now..while Farrah was dying he was getting high and fucking around..shame on him and shame on you perez you whiny bitch!



  27. 27

    Unbelievable! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Ryan set the example. These looney parents are going to regret their stupidity one day. I hope they never need abone marrow donation and their kid(s) are the only match.



  28. 28

    Did he ban Tatum too? Lets face it Ryan is a shitty father. Of all his kids he only speaks to his son by his second wife and his son by Farrah is in jail, NIce going Ryan.



  29. 29

    That is so wrong - everyone deserves to respectfully grieve - the son may one day change his ways - the day of the funeral is not the day to take your pain out on others - you hurt, he hurts and in the end the both of you hurt - stop the nonsense. In the end Ryan would not notice him even in the room - the only focus should be upon mourning for Farrah.



  30. 30

    People Ryan has Four kids . I think the only normal one is his son by his second wife Leigh Taylor Young i think is her name. He does not speak to his first two kids and his fourth is in jail. Yah great parent he is !!



  31. 31

    HE has Four kids. THree sons and one daughter tatum who appears on Rescue Me as dennis learys sister Maggie. He does not speak to his oldest two , and his last son is in jail . Great parent yea right.



  32. 32

    Ryan O'Neal is a scumbag and horrible father that screwed up all his kids.



  33. 33

    Re: magpepper – regardless he must have thought of her as a mother and drove far enough to pay his respect.



  34. 34

    Re: Cindy says:
    Last blow up bewteen these 2 resulting in Ryan being arrested in 2007. The story is confusing but involved Ryan, Griffin and Griffin's pregnant girlfriend. Apparently Griffin was being abusive to the girlfriend and ryan pulled a gun and shot it in the apartment to stop him. Sounds very fishy.
    Griffin is the son that was high and got Francis Ford Coppola's son killed in a boating accident. He was found gulity of manslaughter.
    Just like Ryan, all of Ryan's kids have substance abuse problems. Ryan has not been a good father, but in Ryan's defense, I am sure he is stressed out by the pressure of Farrah's illness and holding it together. I fear Ryan is a ticking timebomb now that Farrah is not there to keep him calm. I do think Griffin should have been allowed to attend. Funerals are no place for a scene.



  35. 35

    ryan is a shit father and a lousy human being. he has proved it time and time again. i guess you forgot he was busted with redmond getting cracked out on meth while he knew Farrah was dying. what a loser piece of shit. good job defending him. moron.



  36. 36

    That's so sad…he should get to go to the funeral.



  37. 37

    I……dont knoooow……I think he's a battered man. I think she was abusive. EVERY picture I've seen of that poor man….it looks as though he's crying.



  38. 38

    Re: bjh0928 – I will agree with you there, she probably was like a mother to him, but I just really don't like it when people voice their opinions without knowing half of the facts, and when some people where saying that Farrah was his mom, I just wanted to set it straight.



  39. 39

    This isn't true….and he's 24 by the way not 33!



  40. 40

    No, it sounds to me more like Ryan O'Neal is the one who wants the attention.



  41. 41

    What the hell do you know about the family relations here Perez? I don`t either, but I am smart enough to know somethings must be really fucked up with Ryan when 3/3 children all have massive problems in their lives.
    Your narrow minded gossip is starting to really bug me now. You are always so mean and horrible to everybody. It used to be funny, but now it`s just sad! Maybe you should stop and think, or maybe next time you get a bit more then a punch… People have feelings you know!



  42. 42

    Maybe I was wrong…looks like Griffin can get pretty violent. wow - that'd be a tough call…weather or not to let a potentially violent child into a funeral…



  43. 43

    Ryan O'neal was caught kissing some young chick in the limo after Farrah's funeral. Insider showed the pics today



  44. 44

    You people crack me up, you really do, thinking it shows you're superior because your head is stuffed so full of celebrity trivia that you know the O'Neal family tree. It's one thing to know it; it's quite another to mock others because they don't and feel superior because you do. That's PATHETIC!



  45. 45

    Been there done this with both my parents services. There was a brother and an uncle who were not welcome and told not to come. It was not an easy choice but when youve just lost someone you love dearly to a disesase like and watched them suffer you are rung out on every level and act of love and protection with carrying out the services and estate. It's easy to jude when you are not closely involved with the situation and you dont know what you dont know. RIP Farrah.



  46. 46

    A son is a son, a mother is a mother. Everyone should be able to say their last goodbyes to a parent, no matter how bad the relationship was.
    Ryan O'Neal had no right to do that.



  47. 47

    This family is such a hot mess. Tragic.



  48. 48

    yOU ALL ARE CONFUSED. GRIFFIN IS NOT FARRAH'S SON. FARRAH'S SON IS IN JAIL BUT THEY GAVE HIM PERMISSION TO ATTEND HIS MOTHER FUNERAL. BRYAN O'NEAL HAD TWO MORE CHILDREN WITH HIS PREVIOUS WIFE. BOTH OF THOSE CHILDREN ARE FUCK UP. …one is tatum o'neal, rmeember the movie paper moon-she won an oscar fot that, but she is a heroin addict,, her brother is also fuck up ….AS A MATTER OF FACT. HIS 3 CHILDREN ARE FUCK UP.

    THE 3 OF THEM ARE DRUG ADDICTS and his son with farrah in jail…. HE MAY BE A GOOD HUSBAND, BUT HE IS CERTAINLY NOT A VERY GOOD FATHER.

    HE DAMAGED HIS KIDS AND NOW HE DOESN'T WANT ON OF THEM IN THE FUNERAL? what a selfish asshole.!!…sorry Bryan, i like you, i really do, but you don't turn your kid away like if he was a pest. He wanted to pay rhis respect to Farrah asshole…it was not about you, it was about her!!!!



  49. 49

    Now Perez, you are telling him to go away….

    Are you willing to follow your own advice?? GO AWAY!



  50. 50

    is he jealous of all the attention that michael jackson is getting ???
    i really respect farrah and think she was amazing and a huge celebrity, but to be honest, michael is michael, he is not just a celebrity, he´s an icon, a legend… and he got all the attention and left farrah behind…
    however, that´s so not the way to get publicity !!



  51. 51

    You can't deny a son from seeing his mother one last time. Ryan is not by any means innocent either.



  52. 52

    bad move on Dad Ryan's part. Every one of his kids has been addicted to something bad — he should be a man and own up to that and allowed him to pay his respects.



  53. 53

    Re: jjjjjjjjenn – You are so right. You beat me to the punch that's exactly what I was going to say. Ryan is the problem he taught his children bad manners at an early age. Heck Tatum was in night clubs at
    the age of 10! Michael Jackson did the song she is out of my life for her.
    They had puppy love in their teens. You are right only one son made good. Just sayin. Griffin should have been allowed to see Farrah same as all the kids.



  54. 54

    Re: Cindy says:

    Hey Cindy-
    You should go read the book that Tatum O'Neil put out a couple of years ago. Very heartbreaking to what her and Griffin were put through. I remember the tabloids way back in the 80's with the wild stories of the abuse and abandonment by Ryan and their biological mother. Tatum and Griffin would have been more fortunate being raised by pack of wolves then Ryan!



  55. 55

    He's almost as bad of a Dad as Joe Jackson.



  56. 56

    i don't care how much of black sheep of a family you might be, being turned away from a funeral is about the lowest thing you can do to somebody. shame on ryan !



  57. 57

    IT'S ABOUT FARRAH ASSHOLE WHO THE FUCK IS RYAN O'NEAL TO TELL ANYONE NOT TO COME TO A F—ING FUNERAL HE IS SUCK A LOSER ALREADY LOOKING TO MAKE A BUCK OFF THIS DEATH DEATH BED MARRIAGE ETC. PROBABLY THE ONLY WAY TO GET IT DONE IS WHEN SHE'S TOO FAR GONE TO KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON



  58. 58

    ALL of Ryan O'Neal's children are drug addicts. Who's the common denominator? Who is he to say someone is a "bad guy"? This is someone who wouldn't even go with his own daughter to receive an Oscar b/c he was jealous. He makes me sick.



  59. 59

    Why would he say his son is a "bad guy"



  60. 60

    PEREZ YOU SUK!

    WASNT RYAN SMOKING METH WITH HIS SON WHO THE HELL IS HE TO JUDGE!

    SPEAKING SON FROM A MOTHERS FUNERAL IS NOT DONE FOR PUBLICITY YOU BLOGGER FROM THE DEPTHS OF SLIME!



  61. 61

    Ryan O' Neal is a dick and a horrible father. Not sure who is worse - him or Joe Jackson. It's no mystery the three kids O'Neal had and that he raised (Griffin and Tatum plus his kid with Farrah) are all a huge mess but his one son from his second marriage, Patrick, is the only one who has turned out normal and without issues and that's because his mother was smart and kept Ryan the asshat away from him!



  62. 62

    Griffin was the one driving a speedboat that crashed into a horizontal pole or wire which struck and killed Francis Ford Coppola's son, Nicolas Cage's cousin.



  63. 63

    Re: NativeNYer – Absolutely agree !!!



  64. 64

    Clearly, Griffin just wants some attention. Well, you got it.
    Now go away!

    Same could be said about the douchebag who writes this blog, no?!



  65. 65

    banning a son from his mothers funeral? comon ryan we know u are in very much greif but COMONNNNNNNN thats insane



  66. 66

    what bullshit perez? what did griffin do to deserve this?



  67. 67

    What a douche, both of his kids are bad kids. I mean, he went to jail for one of them "supposedly" remember. I think Ryan is the one that wants the attention.



  68. 68

    Am I crazy, or has everybody else forgotten that Ryan is a big ole crackhead himself, arrested just last year? ALL of his kids are F@#KED UP…two different mothers…but he is the common thread. He was taking Tatum to Studio 54 when she was a little girl…and she's been a mess ever since!



  69. 69

    How sad is it for Farrah that Ryan was the one to pick and choose who said good bye? His personal issues had to bring her a lot of unnecessary stress & use energy that could have been used to help her through all the treatments she had to go through. Memorials are for the living, to have the chance to say good bye. The one who passed surely does not care about about their loved ones past actions. Farrah sticking with Ryan all these years makes it quite clear she loved each of her family members unconditionally. This was truly unfair to Griffin!



  70. 70

    without any details how can you make that call?



  71. 71

    Ryan is just bad news. I'm glad he didn't marry Farrah in her last weeks like he had tried. Regardless of his past, Griffin was allowed to get out of prison to pay respects to his mother. His own father, who screwed him up royally, should have given him the decency to say hid final goodbye. I think it is something Farrah would have wanted!!



  72. 72

    so anyone know who those women were with Ryan at he funeral, one he was necking with in the back of the limo that was following Farrah's casket, he is a sick bastard for that, I can see family friend, quick peck on the cheek, this kiss on TV today, was a "hot" one with a younger woman

  73. *Jem* says – reply to this


    73

    Re: Scottishgirl2009 – i saw that on insider. he always seemed like he was enjoying the spotlight of farrah's illness. and now the limo make out session after the funeral kind of proves he didnt really care



  74. 74

    Its nice that your blogg is well seen and all, but you should sometimes stop a minute to think - would avoid you the shame of posting insanities like the MJ "fake death" or this one above which show your true nature…



  75. 75

    Re: misfitglory182 – Farrah wasn't Griffins mother though. We don't know the whole story of what's gone on. I think it would have been nice if Ryan let his son go to the funeral but she was his partner I guess, his call. I wonder if Tatum was there or if she will be at Michael Jacksons funeral…I'm sure they were friends in the 80's.



  76. 76

    Crazy bullshit??????? R U kidding?
    GRIFFIN wants attention??????????
    Can U say RYAN O'NEAL????????
    Griffin would have been the sane one there!
    Stupid douche bag Ryan!



  77. 77

    What a horrible thing to say about your own son!!!!!!
    He's a "bad guy"?????????????????
    Well, WHO made him that way?
    Sez volumes about his "good daddy" doesn't it??????
    DOUCHEBAG RYAN!



  78. 78

    Re: Scottishgirl2009 – I'm surprised Ryan didn't make out with someone on TOP of Farrah's casket right there in the church!
    Thank God Farrah wasn't able to nod her head yes to get married to that piece of vomit!



  79. 79

    Ryan is an asshole. No wonder his kids turned out to have so many problems. He was too busy with his career to be a decent father.



  80. 80

    ryan o'neal is the only bad man. he has no relationship with any of his kids -they're all entirely FUCKED up and there's only one common denominator.



  81. 81

    People do bad things, there aren't bad guys and to call your own son a BAD GUY is not very nice. He should have been let in. If he caused trouble INSIDE, then that's one thing. They knew Griffin would be at the funeral cause he said he would attend months ago. Ryan O'Neal is no saint and knocked out Griffin's teeth many years ago. Call the kettle black….



  82. 82

    that is just plain sad. btw what did he do anyway?



  83. 83

    RYAN KISSING A BLOND the night of Farah's funeral? Didn't you all see him in a backseat car/pix of him holding a blond kissing her romantically? It was on one of the entertainment shows. What an a-hole.
    The only reason he wanted to marry Farah was to get her money .. thank god she was smart enough NOT to marry him.



  84. 84

    Re: misfitglory182 – She wasn't his mother - ck out wiki



  85. 85

    Re: MaggyMay – Eventually, kids (or adults now) need to stop blaming their parents for being screwed up and take responsibility for themselves. I saw an interview with Tatum and she'll regret cutting off her dad - or maybe not. I get sick of hearing peeps blaming all their problems on their parents. Grow up.



  86. 86

    Perez your such a stupid ass! Ryan is the one who was arrested for drugs AND did drugs WITH Redmond. Just days before Farrah died Ryan said Ive asked Farrah to marry me. WHen asked about the date he said "as soon as she can say yes (He laughed) right now she can only nod her head." WHAT A BASTARD! Griffin should have been allowed to attend her funeral. Usually when somebody we love dies it makes us appreciate our loved ones more. RUN GRIFFIN AND NEVER LOOK BACK!



  87. 87

    Ryan O'Neil will forever be famous for being a horrible father. Every one of his kids he was direcdtly involved with suffered and have long lasting problems. He does however have another son Patrick with an actress I cannot remember, but anyway, that is the only one who turned out well balanced, but he was never a constant in that child's life. My hats off to Patrick's mother who saw the writing on the wall and kept Patrick away from his father so he could have a normal life



  88. 88

    Ryan O'Neal was a lousy father who beat his kids, once knocking two teeth out of his teenage son's head. He also did drugs with and encouraged alcohol abuse among his offspring. Ryan is no saint, notwithstanding his evident love for Farrah.



  89. 89

    Re: CuddlyCarla – Amen to that sista!



  90. 90

    I dont think you should ever turn someone away from a funeral- unless they raped or killed the person your mourning. Everything else is small fry!