The University of Texas isn’t going down without a fight.
The Austin-based school has filed a notice of appeal with the the court in Los Angeles, after a jury recently awarded Ryan O’Neal an Andy Warhol painting of Farrah Fawcett, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
A jury in Los Angeles ruled in December that Fawcett’s longtime love, O’Neal, would get to keep the sketch instead of the University of Texas.
According to court documents obtained by Radar, lawyers for UT formally filed the notice of appeal on Feb. 14. Filing the notice begins the appeals process.
U of T brought on the lawsuit against O’Neal in 2011 in an effort to obtain the second of two Fawcett portraits sketched by the iconic artist in 1980 after the disputed Warhol portrait of the actor’s longtime love was seen in his home during an episode of the reality TV show Ryan and Tatum: The O’Neals.
The verdict wasn’t returned unanimous, but at least nine of the 12 jurors made up of six men and six women believed O’Neal, 72, owned the portrait when Fawcett passed away in 2009.