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Olivia de Havilland suing over Feud portrayal

Olivia de Havilland suing over Feud portrayal

Olivia de Havilland suing over Feud portrayal
July 02
18:45 2017

Actress Olivia de Havilland has filed a lawsuit against Feud TV bosses over her portrayal in the show.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones played the Gone with the Wind actress in Ryan Murphy’s miniseries about the famous fall-out between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. De Havilland was a friend of Davis’ and her character served as a commentator in the show.
However, the actress is not happy with her portrayal onscreen and her lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on Friday (30Jun17) is “based on the unauthorized commercial use of Dame Olivia’s name and identity in the FX (network) hit series”.
“Miss de Havilland was not asked by FX for permission to use her name and identity and was not compensated for such use,” her attorneys tell The Los Angeles Times. “Further, the FX series puts words in the mouth of Miss de Havilland which are inaccurate and contrary to the reputation she has built over an 80-year professional life, specifically refusing to engage in gossip mongering about other actors in order to generate media attention for herself.”
De Havilland’s attorneys are seeking an expedited trial date because of the actress’ age. She turns 101 on Saturday (01Jul17).
She is suing for infringement of common law right of publicity, invasion of privacy, and unjust enrichment and is seeking damages and profits for using her likeness. She also wants an injunction barring TV bosses from continuing to use her name and likeness.

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