Video footage of the Charlie’s Angels star is at the center of a sideline spat between Ryan O’Neal and The University of Texas, which has suing the veteran Hollywood actor in a bid to recover the Warhol which it says the blonde bombshell bequeathed to it in her living trust.
During an interview with movie memorabilia expert Nate D. Sanders — watch it below — Fawcett stated she had “two… slightly different” Warhol silkscreens.
The higher learning institute has argued in a motion, obtained exclusively by RadarOnline.com, that it should be allowed to include the episode as evidence because it “proves the truth of the matter stated.”
Lawyers wrote in a filing, “The ultimate issue in this case will be whether Defendant Ryan O’Neal can rebut the evidentiary presumption under California law that Farrah Fawcett owned both Warhol Portraits, including one currently in O’Neal’s possession, at the time of Ms. Fawcett’s death of June, 2009.
“Because Ms. Fawcett cannot speak for herself and answer by her own testimony O’Neal’s efforts to rebut this presumption, UT’s evidence includes video excerpts of Ms. Fawcett stating that the Warhol portraits were hers.”
However, 72-year-old O’Neal is attempting to have the evidence excluded from the trial, arguing it is hearsay, it was part of a reality television project and it would be unfairly prejudicial.
A judge has yet to rule on the matter.
Meanwhile, the University of Texas has called Farrah’s “secret” end-of-life lover and college sweetheart, Greg Lott, to appear when the case commences in the Los Angeles Superior Court in November, as RadarOnline.com was first to reveal.