Olivia de Havilland Wants To Bring Her Case Against Ryan Murphy To SCOTUS
Olivia de Havilland, 102, is suing FX and Ryan Murphy for their depiction of her in the recent show, Feud: Bette and Joan, an eight-episode series about Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.
“We must persevere and speak truth to power,” de Havilland said as her attorneys filed their petition with the nation’s highest court, the Supreme Court of the United States. “The fight is itself important to the principle of honesty, so much in need today in the face of deliberate public confusion for selfish agendas.”
Clearly, Olivia didn’t like the way she was portrayed in the show. In court papers, her lawyers say their client is “fiercely protective of her name and professional reputation. Miss de Havilland is almost unique among major stars in that she achieved success without sacrificing her . . . commitment to truth, loyalty, consideration of others and plain old fashioned good manners.”
Additionally, she says Ryan and FX never asked for permission to use her likeness — ever.
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