Olivia de Havilland will sue a b*tch!
When it comes to Hollywood royalty, it might be wise to wait until they’re six feet under before you start gossiping about them. And even then, there’s no guarantee that they won’t seek revenge on your ass! Case in point?
Just ask Ryan Murphy.
The man behind Nip/Tuck, Glee, and American Horror Story is now being sued by none other than Oscar winner and Hollywood screen siren Olivia de Havilland, who has taken offense to how she was recently portrayed in the FX series Feud: Bette and Joan, which chornicled the rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Olivia may be 101 years old, but nothing but death could keep her from filing this lawsuit. Ryan’s attorney’s have already issued their own retort:
“Our project was a meticulously researched dramatization of the well-documented feud between actresses Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. The law on this is very clear: no permissions of any kind were required in order to tell the tale. Docudramas, such as this one, are original narrative works, based on real, verifiable facts and events. By the logic of Ms. de Havilland’s attorneys, no producer would be able to tell any stories about famous people, living or dead without their consent. We respectfully disagree with Ms. de Havilland’s objections to her portrayal, and we stand by the content, including her portrayal, and will vigorously defend this project.”
Since Olivia de Havilland is up in age, she has requested a speedy trial than usual so she can spend that mon-AY if it should fall into her lap. The trial is thus slated for September 13th, just days before the Emmys, where Feud is up for 18 nominations in total.
Will Olivia get her hands on those checks?!