Farrah Fawcett News Archive
Back in August, Ryan O'Neal landed in a bit of trouble with the University of Texas. The institute claimed that Ryan was in possesion of an Andy Warhol original painting that was promised to the school by Farrah Fawcett. While they have yet to claim the porttrait of Farrah done by Andy that they are after, they have collected other artifacts from Farrah's collection, including a Warhol "Napkin" that Ryan is insistent on getting back.
Therefore, he has filed a counter-suit against the school to get what he wants from them. The paperwork reads:
Redmond O'Neal was subsequently charged with felony possession of heroin and being in possession of a firearm.
During his court appearance was this Wednesday morning, he
This again? UGH! Why?! Just let it die already! People are just so damn greedy!
For those of you who don't know, besides having to children in a lot of trouble, Ryan O'Neal is in a heap himself. He was sued early in July by the University of Texas, who claim that his late lover Farrah Fawcett left them all her artwork in her will, including an epsecially famous Andy Warhol portrait. However, Ryan insisted that the paiting belonged to him and refused to part with it. That's when Craig Nevius, who worked on the docuseries Chasing Farrah, stepped in and helped the university with his case. Ryan in turn sued him for defmation to the ring-a-ding sound of $1 million.
Yesterday, Craig decided to
Redmond O'Neal was pulled over for a traffic violation Tuesday when police allegedly found marijuana and heroin in his car.
The cops immediately arrested him, and searched his house where they found a loaded handgun.
According to his father,
In Farrah Fawcett's last will and testament, she promised TWO Andy Warhol silkscreen portraits to The University of Texas, but so far…they've only gotten ONE!
Where could the deceased actress' missing artwork worth $30 million possibly be?
Right where a lot of people may have expected it to be — in Ryan O'Neal's possession!
Despite the 70-year-old actor's claims that he has made every effort to honor Fawcett's requests, the University has hired a private investigator to track down the painting after being tipped off it may be in the O'Neal's possession.
What source leaked these bold accusations? Ryan O'Neal's OWN reality show!
The valuable portrait can be seen above the actor's bed in the FIRST EPISODE of Ryan and Tatum: The O'Neals.
Here's a tip for any amateur thief who's also seeking fame: If you're going to steal something and get away with it, don't let camera's for your reality show capture it hanging above your bed!
Even though that is pret-ty undeniable evidence, his own daughter even gives him away! In Tatum O'Neal's new book, Found: A Daughter's Journey Home, she mentions the portrait in question, writing:
"On every wall, there are pictures of us and the rest of the family in our golden days. The original poster from Paper Moon, Andy Warhol's portrait of Farrah."
We'd say the evidence is stacked pretty high against Mr. O'Neal, but yet his reps still claim, "All of Farrah's wishes expressed in her will have been fulfilled."
Innerestingly enough, she didn't leave her Ryan ANYTHING in her will either! Maybe he figured she owed him something and thought people wouldn't notice if he just took this little, tiny, $30 million piece of artwork?
Let's hope Ryan fesses up before things get ugly for him!
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For two years, Farrah Fawcett's ex Ryan O'Neal and TV producer Craig Nevius had been involved in some serious legal dramz.
Nevius had filed a lawsuit against O'Neal and others close to Farrah Fawcett over NBC's Farrah's Story documentary, claiming he was "shut out of the project and that the final cut didn't adhere to the actress' wishes."
Farrah Fawcett's estate filed a counter-suit again against Nevius, claiming he "embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars" from a production firm that he used to co-own with Farrah. They also claimed he gave out info and footage without Fawcett's approval.
NOW, Nevius has decided to settle because he can't afford to keep at it:
"After two years, I can no longer afford to fight Ryan O'Neal, Alana Stewart and Richard Francis over creative control of Farrah's Story and whether or not they had the right to take over the company that Farrah Fawcett and I formed to produce the documentary about her cancer fight and efforts to protect her privacy."
"Contrary to accusations, I have not profited from the film or this litigation in any way whatsoever. In fact, I have experienced profound losses, both professionally and personally."
"The only thing I am walking away with today is the knowledge that I did everything within my power to protect the artistic integrity and personal dignity of Farrah Fawcett who was not only my producing partner but my very dear friend. She showed me the best of humanity in the most trying of circumstances."
"I wish I could say the same of those who surrounded her during the last few months of her life. I will always believe that Ryan and Alana acted as squatters: isolating Farrah from me and others in order to obtain signatures that would ultimately allow them to turn the innovative and informative film we worked on for two years into a network deathwatch."
And here's what O'Neal's lawyer Howard Weitzman had to say about the settlement:
"The frivilous lawsuit filed against Alana Stewart and Ryan O'Neal was dismissed by Mr. Nevius with no payment of any money to him and an agreement that he would return any property that rightfully belonged to Ms. Fawcett or her Estate."
"It was Farrah who decided to replace Mr. Nevius with her best friend of 30 years (Alana Stewart) and her life partner for over 30 years (Ryan O'Neal) despite his wishful thinking to the contrary."
"The statement issued by Mr. Nevius is another sad attempt to justify his actions by using the media to spew outrageous lies about Alana and Ryan."
"Farrah's Story only became a successful Emmy nominated documentary once NBC was able to take over the project from Nevius. Hopefully Mr. Nevius will move on with his life and fade away."
More than anything else, we're just glad to hear that's all over with!
When bringing up Farrah in the future, it would be nice to do so in a more pleasant context, rather than doing so because of ugly legal drama.
What do U think about the outcome of this legal fight???
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