Published May 15, 2009
LOS ANGELES – A producer of the documentary, "Farrah's Story" has filed a lawsuit against Farrah Fawcett's longtime love, Ryan O'Neal, and others.
The Associated Press reported Craig Nevius filed the suit on Wednesday in Malibu, seeking more creative control over "Farrah's Story." The documentary chronicles Fawcett's cancer battle.
In a statement to FOX News, Nevius said, "Make no mistake: this suit is not against Farrah Fawcett. It is for Farrah. My motivation today is the same as it was since i met and began working with her in 2004: to execute her artistic vision while maintaining and protecting her privacy to the extent that she wanted it protected and maintained. This is not about money or about ego. It's about Farrah. And the trust she placed in me to make sure that her voice and message are heard. These are the moments in a person's life that count. The details of the law suit speak for themselves."
At a red carpet event for the documentary Wednesday in Beverly Hills, Ryan O'Neal described the project to FOX News. "It's a gruesome story, it's a terrible story, but sometimes out of terrible stories come a light and a hope."
Producer Alana Stewart, who is also named in the lawsuit, told FOX News at Wednesday's screening that she is proud of Fawcett. "She's smart, she's funny, she's a fighter you know and I think it all culminates in this documentary because I think you'll see a side of her that you have never seen before. I mean she is quite and amazing woman. She's been my friend for 30 years and I've been very proud to have been involved in this with her."
Paul Bloch, a publicist for Fawcett, O'Neal and Stewart, told the AP he found the lawsuit shocking.
The documentary will air on NBC Friday night.
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