RYAN WINS FARRAH WAR
Published on: December 20, 2013
Photography by: Disney ABC photo archive/Getty
RYAN O’NEAL has won his battle to keep the Andy Warhol portrait of late love FARRAH FAWCETT after contentious battle.
As The ENQUIRER reported previously O'Neal has been in court for nearly a month as lawyers for the University of Texas at Austin tried to get possession of the pop artist’s portrait despite it having hung in O’Neal’s home for over 33 years.
UT argued that Farrah, an alum of the Lone Star school, bequeathed the artwork to the school upon her death.
The “Charlie’s Angels” star left nothing to O'Neal, who was her companion for nearly 30 years.
A livid O'Neal fought back against UT and testified last week that the portrait was his closest remaining connection to Fawcett, who died in 2009.
In dramatic deposition, he even revealed he had been caught cheating on Farrah.
While the artwork is said to be worth between $800,000 and $12 million, O'Neal told jurors he had no intention of selling it and wanted to pass it down to his only son with Fawcett, Redmond.
Within 90 minutes of reviewing the testimony, the panel returned a 9-3 verdict in favor of O'Neal.
Ryan wasn't present for the decision. His attorney Marty “The Litigator” Singer explained that the “Barry Lyndon” star was undergoing a medical procedure of an undisclosed nature.