Olivia de Havilland files lawsuit over 'Feud'

The screen legend's lawsuit claims the FX series paints her in a false light, including her portrayal by Oscar-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones.
3:17 | 07/03/17

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Transcript for Olivia de Havilland files lawsuit over 'Feud'
Check out our big board a legal battle brewing in Hollywood over the hit FX series feud which chronicles that infamous rivalry between Betty Davis and Joan Crawford's. Yes on Friday screen legend Olivia de Havilland hitting the production with a lawsuit. Over her portrayal why Oscar winner Catherine Zeta-Jones claiming it paints her in a false light take a look. In 1963. Apps say that's when things such an ugly turn. But everything was sunshine and light pops up until then that he was the Academy Awards that you ran you. They became the kind of no return from both Betty and John. Arts Ilyce bring in some insiders complex magazines Alec scale is here at the table good morning announcements from heaven and also joining us is legal analyst remarked it. She's in Los Angeles arena when we start radio Olivia de Havilland is a two time. Oscar winner same is for movies like gone with the wind what can you tell us about this loss. One day at first thought she says that seeing that we just watch it never happened. And that other scenes in the series never happened in this she's painted in a negative light as a gossip for she's suing. FX and Ryan Murphy saying they violated her right to publicity that they used her name heard likeness and her image without her consent. For commercial purposes that she wants damages. All right and Alex feud and by the way I love that watched the entire series but this is just the latest in a string a series that it. Ace buses desist Cisco in effect taking moving forward. I could have definite effect is going forward but they you know there's there's a plea. All these topics is at the time coming up has been a surge in demand. He's he will there is NWA film should at a content that's sort of set off this new craze and Ryan Murphy's own OJ Simpson. Series and you know there's so many stakeholders yet to check off there's the family members these states and of course the fans. And they all have a huge platform a special social media you saw with two part film. All eyes on me was slammed by Judith Regan Smith over her portrayal of film and you saw what that means that Simone biopic was probably picked apart for years he McCourt came out. On social media so I think you're gonna see us continue to happen but it insisted that your part of the game. And the demand is so high that people want to see these movies that NWA movie was amazing Cadbury to lawyers for Olivia de Havilland. Are at pushing for a speedy trial here because of her age but is it hard when your public figure to take people to task when they use your likeness. Challenging day a couple of things in this lawsuit why she's likely to get back preferential treatment because she is over seventy in California law allows her to proceed to trial more quickly. But took the merits of her case the straight out of Compton case is a good example. I Jerry Keller in that case so old that produces of the movie claiming that. The depiction of him by Paula Giamatti painted him a negative light and a court ruled. That the public interest defense that's rooted in the First Amendment allowed the producers to move forward with that movie with out. Suffering any kind of claims. Because did matter was in the public arena and I think missed hobbled on is going to face a similar. First Amendment defense that may make her lawsuit very challenging the price of fan exact narrator reads and Alex thank you both very much for joining us this morning.

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