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Farrah Fawcett: Ryan O’Neal, Craig Nevius And Charlie’s Angels Fight In Ugly Court Case

by | 25th, January 2010

farrah-fawcett6FARRAH Fawcett has died. but ther story does end there.Craig Nevius filed suit against Ryan O’Neal, his business manager Richard B. Francis and Alana Stewart for “snatching control of the cancer documentary that was turned into a maudlin NBC special.”

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Before we go on, here’s An interesting footnote: Farrah’s Charlie’s Angels co-star Kate Jackson is defending Nevius.

“He had an unflagging devotion to Farrah in every way and he worked with her to help her achieve her vision, not his vision and not anybody else’s vision.”

Craig Nevius writes:

“These accusations are nothing more than a fabricated press release disguised as a lawsuit. As much as I would like to answer the allegations and disprove them right here and right now in the court of public opinion, I will wait to do so in a court of law. Out of respect to Farrah, I limited the focus of my lawsuit against Richard Francis, Ryan O’Neal and Alana Stewart to issues of contract interference. But it now seems that at least one of the defendants wants to widen the scope of litigation to issues of artistic integrity and the personal relationships between parties. If that is the case, I will be happy to let the work Farrah and I did together (over years) speak for itself. And I will be more than happy to let the video tapes, documents, witnesses and Farrah’s own words (both written and spoken) speak for me and defend me, finally removing all doubt and suspicion as to what actually happened during the final months of her life and who her real exploiters are. This is a fight Francis, O’Neal and Stewart cannot win.”

~Craig J. Nevius,
Executive Producer/Director

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So reports Anorak’s Man in LA, who takes up the story of how the American dream endures:
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FARRAH Fawcett’s former personal assistant is the latest insider to line up against her estate in an ugly legal battle over her legacy that’s only intensifying seven months after her death.

Mike Pingel, who worked for Farrah from November 2005 to October 2007 and was said to be at her side when she got her cancer diagnosis in 2006, has come forward to support documentary producer Craig Nevius, who was sued last week by Farrah’s estate, for allegedly misusing her funds and botching the cancer documentary that was eventually sold as a special to NBC– and apparently in retaliation for his own lawsuit against the estate’s executor and Farrah’s sometime lover Ryan O’Neal.

Pingel, author of The Q Guide To Charlie’s Angels, and by one account, an “unsung hero in Farrah’s life,” goes public on his Charlie’s Angels fansite:

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Pingel also posts Friday’s statement from Farrah’s Charlie’s Angel costar Kate Jackson in support of Nevius:

“He had an unflagging devotion to Farrah in every way and he worked with her to help her achieve her vision, not his vision and not anybody else’s vision.”

Nevius, as readers of this site are well aware, had sued the man who became executor of the estate, Richard B. Francis, along with O’Neal and friend Alana Stewart, for pushing him out of the project, which was originally entitled A Wing & A Prayer and retitled Farrah’s Story to bring to mind O’Neal’s 1970 film, Love Story.

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Nevius and his attorney have said that the latest legal action is an attempt at intimidation. Nevius has promised to use Farrah’s own words and writings in his defense. – TB

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And a woman who fought and died from cancer has her legacy sullied…



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