December 20th, 2013
08:14 PM ET

Jury: Farrah Fawcett portrait belongs to Ryan O'Neal

Farrah Fawcett's partner of 30 years, Actor Ryan O'Neal won a court battle to keep an Andy Warhol painting of the actress that's worth up to 12 million dollars.

He was fighting the University of Texas, which claimed Fawcett left the painting to the University in her will.

Ryan O'Neal can keep Farrah Fawcett portrait, jury says

The testimony was at time emotional, O'Neil telling jurors about the painting saying, "I talk to it. I talk to her, it's her presence in my life and her son's life. We lost her. It would seem a crime to lose it."

Nichelle Turner has more on the courtroom drama.

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  1. Mattie

    Sorry, but the jury got it wrong. O'Neal had not paid insurance on the painting in years and Fawcett even went so far as to look into selling one of the two and contacted "Christie's Auction House" in New York. If she didn't own both, then she would not have considered selling one of the two. O'Neal paraded former celebrities across the witness stand and all they did was testify to "hearsay" and that should have never been allowed in the court. Finally, the jury was not sequestered, due to the fact it was a civil trial and although instructed not to listen to television or look at the internet on anything regarding the case, O'Neal's Attorney, Famous "bulldog" for the Stars, Marty Singer, in an unheard of and unprofessional way, went to the media to plea his case before closing arguments had begun. Then to put icing on the cake, former Charlie's Angel, Jaclyn Smith came to court and sat thru closing arguments, but contrary to reports, did not testify, but sat thru closing remarks and then went outside and headed straight to the Media and back O'Neal by giving "her" opinion of what Fawcett might have wanted. Which no crime there, but she continued to do a Media "Blitz" and showed up on every possible entertainment news show and continued to speak for Farrah, which wasn't her place and also tried ot influence the jury! Obviously it worked since O'Neal has the Warhol, but so unethicial in so many ways that an appeal is really iin order for this case! Wait and see, this is NOT over by a long shot!

    December 21, 2013 at 9:39 am | Reply

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