EXCLUSIVE: Ryan O'Neal Fires Son Redmond's Attorney

Aug. 27 2009, Published 6:49 a.m. ET

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Ryan O'Neal has fired William Slattery, the attorney who has represented Redmond O'Neal for years, has learned exclusively.   

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The dismissal happened several weeks ago and Slattery has been replaced by Richard Pintal.

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Slattery had helped Redmond, 24,through multiple legal problems stemming from drug offenses. Redmond's relationship with Ryan has been rocky at best.

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A source close to Redmond told, "This came completely out of left field. Slattery was steadfast about protecting Redmond.

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"Now there is talk of a reality show that Ryan is supposedly trying to arrange, a show that would feature Redmond's battle with addiction." Some people think that's exploitative, the source added.

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Ryan was arrested along with Redmond in late 2008 for possession of meth.

Redmond is currently locked up at Pitchess Detention Center where he is enrolled in the inmate rehab program. It's unknown when he will be released. His next court date is Septemeber 24th.



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