Outgoing daytime doyenne Oprah Winfrey's unwillingness to save Agnes Nixon's ABC soap institutions All My Children and One Life to Live took on multiple levels of irony this month with the arrival of her cable network's heavily-touted serialized docu-drama The O'Neals.
This eight-episode "soaprah" pairs the ever-tumultuous Ryan and Tatum -- the former again reviving his love-never-means-having-to-say-you're-sorry persona(lity?), as last portrayed in May 2009 in NBC's controversial "news special" Farrah's Story -- in their ever-continuing starring roles as warring father and daughter all-too-willing to rescue their off-screen relationship by rekindling their on-camera chemistry. (Tatum's Oscar-winning turn at age 9 as Dad's co-star in 1973's Paper Moon, anyone?)
But could Winfrey's OWN brand of retrocentric melo-reality TV unwittingly be creating more of a soap operatic existence for its turmoil-plagued male lead than even he bargained for?
(And after accusing his children of causing the cancer that tragically took his late, longtime love Farrah Fawcett's life two years ago this week, is such a scenario even possible?)
|Two years after Farrah's tragic death on June 25, 2009, Ryan O'Neal's family drama continues.|
According to new reports on Good Morning, America and Radar Online, police are probing the Love Story star for apparently possessing a famous Andy Warhol portrait of Fawcett that the iconic TV angel bequeathed -- along with all of her other valuable artwork -- to her alma mater, the University of Texas, where she majored in art. The painting's estimated worth: $30M. (You heard it right -- five times the value of a circa-'74 Lee Majors, folks.) The missing portrait appeared hanging in O'Neal's Malibu bedroom in footage -- apparently shot in recent months -- airing on the June 19 premiere episode of The O'Neals.
Farrah's missing $30M Warhol portrait, in her Westwood
condo in her final years (top image) and in Ryan O'Neal's
Malibu home as seen on the June 19 episode of The O'Neals.
O'Neal's apparent possession of the original artwork is especially circumspect given the fact that Fawcett excluded her on-again, off-again love from her living trust signed in 2007. In that document -- referred to in press reports as her last will and testament -- the Charlie's Angels star left $4.5 in trust to their troubled son, Redmond, $500,000 in trust to her father, James, $500,000 to her nephew and $100,000 to Greg Lott, Fawcett's boyfriend during college and, according to Lott, her secret lover off and on until Farrah's final years. Ryan O'Neal, on the other hand, received nada. Zippo. Zilch.
But the latest troublesome chapter in O'Neal's 70-year-old life may have only just begun. According to an exclusive report in the July 4 issue of Star magazine, the University of Texas has reached out to Lott and Farrah's Story executive producer Craig Nevius in their investigation. Which isn't good news for their biggest foe. Both men have said O'Neal cut them out of Fawcett's life during her last three months. (Incidentally, Charlie's Angels co-star Kate Jackson also has claimed O'Neal denied her access to her beloved friend of nearly 35 years -- and even the chance to say goodbye -- during Fawcett's final, bedridden weeks. Jackson will likely tell all in her memoir The Smart One, due out in October.)
And in an explosive commentary posted this week on TheMortonReport.com, Nevius spills on O'Neal's less-than-Love Story-worthy relationship with Fawcett. The writer-producer -- who recently settled dueling lawsuits in which he claimed O'Neal unscrupulously seized control of Farrah's Story from him while O'Neal's manager/Fawcett's estate trustee, Richard Francis, "usurp(ed) her estate" during her final months -- accuses the actor of self-serving, controlling behavior throughout the Burning Bed star's three-year battle with anal cancer. Referencing O'Neal's newsmaking interview this week with CNN's Piers Morgan, in which the reality star claimed he and his adult children contributed to Fawcett's deadly cancer, Nevius writes:
I'm not buying these well-rehearsed and over-dramatic soundbites. Because I know this man well enough to know that he very rarely says what he really means. That's why if the media listened carefully to Ryan's interview what they would really hear is that Ryan is not actually blaming himself or his children for causing Farrah's cancer. In fact, he's doing the opposite. In some sick and narcissistic way, he's attempting to take the credit for it. Not only does his ego demand that the public recognize him as the love of Farrah's life, he also needs everyone to know that it was this same intense love that ultimately killed her.
|Craig Nevius executive produced Fawcett's 2005 reality series Chasing Farrah for TV Land, and formed a business partnership and close friendship with the actress in the years following. Photo credit: Lisa Boyle.|
Of course, this reality was not depicted in the NBC "video diary" that Fawcett and Nevius originally titled A Wing & A Prayer and that Fawcett, The New York Times reported, "had intended ... to address shortcomings she saw in American cancer treatment and to present it in art-house style." O'Neal orchestrated a takeover of the project during its final weeks of production in spring 2009 and, along with Fawcett's friend Alana Stewart, appeared in interviews throughout the special and during a publicity tour, including a red-carpet screening promoting its network premiere six weeks prior to Fawcett's death.
O'Neal has retained control of Farrah's Story and reportedly plans to release it on DVD. (He also reportedly formed Unforgotten Love Productions, LL in an effort to produce a sequel.) And though Nevius dropped his suit -- he says because he could no longer afford the costly legal fees -- he has, no doubt to O'Neal's deep disdain, retained his right to voice his grievances and, he has said, seek justice for Fawcett.
"After two years, I can no longer afford to fight Ryan O'Neal, Alana Stewart and Richard Francis over creative control of Farrah's Story and whether or not they had the right to take over the company that Farrah Fawcett and I formed to produce the documentary about her cancer fight and efforts to protect her privacy," Nevius said in a statement in March. ""I will always believe that Ryan and Alana acted as squatters: isolating Farrah from me and others in order to obtain signatures that would ultimately allow them to turn the innovative and informative film we worked on for two years into a network deathwatch."
And according to Nevius, A Wing & A Prayer may not be the only "last will and testament" of Fawcett that O'Neal and/or company, um, reimagined. He told ABC News this week that he first discovered O'Neal apparently wrongfully possessed a valuable item Fawcett willed to her alma mater while reading Tatum's new memoir, found. In it, she discloses that the Warhol painting now hangs in her father's bedroom, ""That was a 'Thank God, we've caught you' moment," Nevius said. "I told the university, 'Be patient and wait, because this man is so arrogant, he's going to show it.'"
In March 2010 Nevius alleged in court papers that Fawcett "was not aware" of the existence of The Farrah Fawcett Foundation, "a charitable foundation funded by Ms. Fawcett's assets" and an organization with which O'Neal "recently announced that he would be 'working.'" Also that month, Nevius released a statement, "in the name of Farrah Fawcett," in which he called on the attorney general "to investigate the 'Farrah Fawcett Foundation' and interview a handful of Farrah’s trusted friends and associates with respect to Farrah’s knowledge and intent regarding this so-called 'charity.'
"And I would suggest that the attorney general start with interviewing Farrah's father and Kate Jackson," Nevius stated. "I will be happy to give him a longer list in private."
Fawcett's father, James, died last August, months after Nevius alleged in court papers that Francis had "systematically sought to divert and delay distribution" monies due to James per his daughter's living trust. "Mr. Francis and his lawyers have helped themselves to the Trust's assets by paying themselves to line their own pockets," Nevius alleged.
Fawcett's father, James, died last August, months after Nevius alleged in court papers that Francis had "systematically sought to divert and delay distribution" monies due to James per his daughter's living trust. "Mr. Francis and his lawyers have helped themselves to the Trust's assets by paying themselves to line their own pockets," Nevius alleged.
Now, an impassioned group of Farrah's devotees, led by fan Cathy Swango, have taken up the cudgels for Nevius in a Facebook page called "Farrah Fawcett: We Want the Truth." "I have started this group to discuss the controversy that surrounds Farrah Fawcett's death, her last wishes, the documentary A Wing and A Prayer, and anything else WE AS FANS have on our minds!" Swango states in the page's description. The group has begun a letter-writing campaign requesting that California's attorney general open an investigation into the Farrah Fawcett Foundation and her estate.
As for the Warhol investigation, ABC news reports, "O'Neal's representative said he has not betrayed her final wishes and that 'all of Farrah's wishes expressed in her will have been fulfilled.'"
O'Neal expressed disappointment last week that Oprah had essentially abandoned him and Tatum during production of The O'Neals. “I thought that was the thing – that Oprah would be there and use her magic on us,” he told Comcast. “I thought she’d bless us and that would help. We spent New Year’s Even with her, and she was very encouraging. Then we never saw her again. And haven’t heard from her."
With the so-not-"living-your-best-life" publicity now surrounding the show and its subjects, one wonders if Oprah can use her magic to save this father-daughter relationship. If her network gets pulled into a police investigation of a stolen Warhol, the media queen may need to save her transformative powers for damage control (Thirty Million Little Pieces, perhaps?) and stage an intervention, er, interview with Ryan and Tatum during their show's season (series?) finale.
Or it may just be time for the queen of daytime to reimagine the "soaprah." In comparison, saving Erica Cane and the rest of Agnes Nixon's "children" may not be such a tall order after all.
Great story Chris! I am the person that started the group on Facebook called Farrah Fawcett - "We Want The Truth". Just wanted to say thank you for the story and the mention. I believe that the ordeal that surrounds Farrah Fawcett is far from over. With this newest revelation That Ryan O'Neal has the missing Warhol painting that should have gone to the University of Texas, I would say this story is just beginning! I look forward to future articles and hope that people will come over to our group page and voice their opinions about Farrah and the truth!
Craig Nevius IS Cathy Swango!!! He pretends to be this woman but it is ABSOLUTELY him. How would some random "fan" have suck intimate knowledge of Farrah's life, wishes and wants? Because they are ONE PERSON. Time to come out Craig, you are so SICK.
Great article Chris - great time to post it so close to the second anniversary of Farrah's untimely death. Also interesting that tonight (6-23), the OWN network (that Oprah owns) aired "Love Story" with Ryan O'Neal - kind of a coincidence, ain't it?
come out from behind your Anon status Keith and stop telling lies. Craig and Cathy are 2 different people entirely. I know cause Cathy is a friend of mine. At least she has the balls to put her name - as does Craig - to the things they write
Actually Anonymous, if you search on the internet, you can find anything you want too! It doesn't take anyone special to search and find information! And I would think that you could find me too if you really tried hard. Craig Nevius and I are not the same person, but I agree with Tom, that hiding behind "Anonymous" is pretty bad! If you can't print your name, then your comment really shouldn't merit any explanations and this will be the only one that I post. However, if you would like to come over to the group that is mentioned in the article, you can argue your side all that you would like too. We welcome other opinions and as I was once told, there is nothing wrong with a good debate.
his is another great article and long over due. Thank you Chris. Personally I have waited a long time for the tip of the iceberg to crack. I really hope that Cathy and the group if in anyway can keep pessure on the bigger networks and news agencies to keep this story at the forefront in people's minds. The last 3 months of Farrah Fawcett's life are a mystery and are only told in contradictory interviews with Ryan and Alana Stewart. As a fan and as a digital artist that made a few specific pieces for Farrah's official website I feel that what I know and what has been portrayed is wrong.
I'm not going to say that anonymous is a certain person, but I know that Cathy is NOT Craig. I talk to Cathy, she is definitely not living in CA or have a mans voice. It is strange to me that you would not want to share your name, whoever you are, especially if you want to be taken seriously as such an accusation is just ridiculous and made me laugh out loud when I read it. If this is the man mentioned I really wish he would put his name down because I have some questions that I would love to see how are answered now as compared to when this person was sharing information with me as I worked closely with him for the "Fight the Fight" campaign that he started and I helped with. I have every email, every customer that bought through my paypal account etc... that was shared. I sure wish I had a way or the forethought to tape our conversations during the time I trusted this man as well. But, this may not even be the same person. But if it is, bring it on.
Thank you all so much for your comments and for sharing this blog with your friends. I really appreciate it.
All the time that Farrah was sick can craig tell how many times she called him, and buy the way why didnt he go see her all it is is stories from craig stories stories and more stories He even lies about a privet detective from the university of Texas. Who is this person and Craig for all we know he is this nut Kathy Swango and these sound like people who have made up lives with Farrah. Craig will get his because GMA is first looking into his story after my calls to the university of Texas They have said THEY HAVE NOT HIRED ANY ONE AND ARE NOT MISSING ANY ART FROM FARRAH. The only truth here is that these people need to let FARRAH REST IN PEACE!!!!!!
It's amazing that Bobby Steele, Cathy Swango & others who NEVER met Farrah have such strong suspicions and claims and were NEVER there. NEVER. Why do you people take what Craig says as the gospel? He obviously has an un-normal attraction to Farrah and her life. He was an EMPLOYEE. Get your own life and stop trying to destroy her memory. Move on with your life. Do you have any other work or has not winning your lawsuit so ruined your life? It's really sad because if you really believed you were friends with Farrah then think about what YOU are doing to her legacy.
anyone who doesn't have the BALLS to post their name and hide behind an Anonymous tag has no business dissing anyone or calling peoples comments into question. And you choose to believe that Cathy and Craig are the same person also shows a huge degree of ignorance.
Well maybe this is the person that Tom claims it to be. If it is I would like to know why he is against Craig? If this is the same person than Craig is actually the one that helped you to see Farrah the last time you did. He also showed you "A Wing and a Prayer" and your comment to me was that it was fantastic, it was great etc...
I have never claimed to have met Farrah. But if this is you, I was told many things by you that I believe as truth as well about Farrah. But there came a time when I realized that I was being used in your little game between ALL parties that I made a informed decision to put you out of my life.
You were never a Ryan O' Neal fan. I have no clue why you say and do the things you do. I remember one time I asked you jokingly and seriously at the same time if you thought that if Farrah passed if you could take me to the funeral. Your big answer to so many things was always "You Never know" Well, I see that you secured yourself a place at Farrah's funeral as the "poster boy" All I can say is that I thank God I never ended up being at a funeral that wasn't what your so-called "friend" wanted. We also discussed those things, remember?. You knew that Farrah wanted to be creamated and did not want a funeral. I just do not understand how I was so wrong in my opinion of you. I guess I was taken in by the fact that you had photos of yourself with Farrah, but I have many photos with my father and I didn't want to be there. I just wonder if Farrah is proud of you? Maybe she is, maybe she's not. It is not my place to know that answer only you know if you were her true friend. Farrah did give me something very tangible and special in my life by giving me her blessing as a real artist and you can't take that away from me. Besides, through you I was given that opportunity. By the way, your note is not the only note I received from Farrah. As you were very fond of saying "You Never Know" and that quote was always about what Farrah may or may not do. You were right. I was shocked when I received my own personal letter as you said I might someday. But you or no one else will ever see that. That is mine and it will not be shared or exploited in anyway. I ask that you do not use my name again unless you are willing to put your name on a message.
the last person to post sounds like they are trying to understand what is going on .I too am trying to figure this out If craig was not there with her then why and if he has all this information then he seems to have put in to his own words and did he not loose the case against the estate and what happened to the missing money boy this craig guy sure knows when to be quiet I dont trust any of you so i am very happy to put anonymous
YOU PEOPLE ARE YOU THE SAME CONSPIRACY THEORY THAT OUR GOVT BLEW UP THE TWIN TOWERS OR DID RYAN O NEAL DO THAT TO I WILL PRAY THAT YOU ALL WILL COME TO YOUR SESSES AND LET FARRAH FAWCETT REST IN PEACE MARY O
Thanks again, everyone, for your comments. I know this is an emotional issue for many -- especially on this sad anniversary -- so I just ask that everyone keeps it civil so this dialogue can progress. Thank you for understanding, and RIP Farrah Fawcett.
What a one-sided blog!! Chris deletes what he does not want to hear despite that others slam and slander people they do NOT know or have any first hand knowledge of. If Devius has any proof, bring it out. The Warhol was and is Ryan's, no one at U of T has ever made any movement to find it as Devius suggested and he continues to disgrace his "friend" even on this sad day of her passing.
And this Bobby Steele person was hired by Greg Lott to come up with doodles to sell on her website. His thoughts on what happened are based on NOTHING. Go back to selling stolen pictures on eBay from your dirty basement. What a joke.
Chris why dont you go on the cathy Swango blog where they negate the dignity of the people around Farrah at her most time of need they have sold stolen pictures signed her name after death and yet you let then on your sight I now wonder about you and who are . how can these PEOPLE WANT THE TRUTH WHEN THEY CANT TELL THE TRUTH.................
I just want to encourage constructive discussion and debate, and am trying to moderate it and be fair in hopes of getting to the truth about these public, newsworthy controversies. I can't control what others say on their blogs/pages. Some folks in this story are public figures, some are not and some perhaps are somewhat in between -- so with anonymous comments in particular I try to keep all of this (along with decorum in general) in mind.
Just because people are posting as anonymous does not invalidate what they have to say. Some of the people involved have very angry and personal vendettas out for others, have threatened them, write hateful, untrue statements and many speak out of their ass. The "We Want The Truth" blog is obviously run by or being fed by one person - Craig Nevius. He is doing it under someone else's name or using these psycho fans to spread his message of fake headlines. It's screwed up that those people NEVER met Farrah or knew anything of her personal wishes yet they go on and on and posting totally moronic statements.
In fact, Cathy Swango (if it is really her and not Craig as she states) and Nicole Valentine spend the entire day talking to each other. It's insane how these people think if they say something enough that they actually come to believe it!!!
If you really want to be fair, try to understand why people publish as anonymous because otherwise those dolts just slander and defame those that really know the "truth." They best be careful because I am sure those closest to Farrah will have that Facebook page shut down soon enough. They need to put all that energy into finding a cure for cancer, not spreading hate, lies and conspiracy theories.
Anonymous and proud of it!
Why do you all need to come on here and say such awful things about people?
If everything is untrue that has been written about over the past two years why be so childish? Your actually acting as though somebody has touched a very sensitive nerve in you people, so there must be a lot of truth to what your all accused of.
It shows something is really bothering all of you, maybe your conscious?
Nobody is going away and what you all did is not going away, So fasten your seatbelts the bumby ride has not begun!
TTYL Mela,Alana and keith...LOL
Keith,Mela and Alana are the ones posting the negative and personal comments.
Just let them do what they feel they need to do.
We all really must of pushed their buttons with
But it is them posting as they did on Hitman and Tabloid Baby.
"Farrah's Money can't Buy Them Class"
You make everyone laugh and as far as buttons there are no buttons to push just idots that have no life CRAIG ....... YOU HAVE TAKEN HER MEMORY SHE DID NOT WANT TO CALL U OR TALK TO YOU GET IT AND MOST OF ALL GREG LOTT AND YOU CAN LEAVE KEITH MELLA AND ALANA OUT OF THIS .I KNOW MORE THAN YOU THINK AND JUST AS MUCH AS THEY DO YOU AR SENDING LETTERS TO EVERYONE NOW EVERYONE IS STARTING TO SPEAK UP SHE HAD ROUND THE CLOCK PEOPLE WITH HER BACK OFF BUDDY YOU ARE IN BIG TROUBLE WITH YOUR LIES AND YOUR TWISTED LOOK ON THINGS LOL ANY YOU CATHY ALL YOU ARE IS HIS MOUTH YOU STARTED WHAT WE WANT THE TWISTED TRUTH
I'm NOT ANON- I can't post as MotherOfTheYear any more; so anon is easiest with signing as MOTY- Chris can verify that it's me if he can see who I really am...
Anyway- I doubt many of you even know what it's like to be in Craigs shoes; but I do or I feel I know what he's going through. There are many people that back him up with Farrah's last months & how people were denied access. I honestly believe that what we saw as Farrah's Story was not her vision & I HOPE that her beloved son sets this right & with him being the sole heir; I have faith that once he deals with his demons; he will focus on this.
So; I don't think we'll know the end of this story until Redmond is ready.
As far as Craig; NO ONE knows what it's like to be told things by someone & you have no power to make sure their written or expressed wishes come true. At some point we have to step back & say we tried. Farrah knew she was terminal & should have prepared better; although I don't know how much could have happened towards the end with new documents being signed because it happened to me too. It's up to Redmond to contest any signatures once her health declined.
Unfortunately; a lot of her things could have been taken before Red is able to deal with this. Craig; you tried & I want to thank you.
As far as the fighting here.. IDK if I believe Ryan or Alana would post here. Can either even use a computer?
Farrah; I hope that next years "deathiversary" will be civil so you can finally rest in peace.
Anyone know what the latest is with Redmond?
Anyway, back to the article written by Mr. Mann on HIS blog. I have to say that the other day when "The Morton Report" came out with Craig Nevius's blog I was instantly brought back in time to a piece that I remember being used on ET or Access Hollywood one of the entertainment shows. I'm not sure which one. I apologize. But Farrah was coming out of Cedars Sinai (I think) for either just a Dr. visit or chemo therapy but she kept getting asked these questions from the reporters about Ryan and if he was still helping her as much, how much was he around. All kinds of questions about Ryan. Now looking back I can see how much she is trying to cover for Ryan (IN My Opinion) for pretty much just "bowing out" of Farrah's life at the time. I can't say whether Farrah loved Ryan or not, or vice versa because I was never those people. Nobody on this site knows exactly how Farrah felt except Farrah herself. In my opinion I believe that Farrah would never say a bad word about anyone on camera. I remember her Howard Stern interview and when she spoke of Raquel Welch as being "mean spirited" I do believe that she let one slip that she really didn't mean too. I think Howard has that affect on alot of people. I love that interview despite the fact that I'm not a big Stern fan. Anyway, it is also my opinion that as much as Ryan may have hurt her (emotionally) that she would never turn on him in the public eye. Farrah was either a truly classy lady or there was a part of her that may have been afraid of Ryan and the control he had over Redmond.
( My opinion and observation) I personally think that it may have been a little of both, but again I did not ever MEET the woman. I am going to try and upload what I have from that interview from youtube. It seems to me that there are pieces missing in this footage but I thinkit really speaks volumes and like I said. I thought about this interview immediately after reading the Morton report. I suppose that everyone can read whatever they want into this just like I did. And it is my opinion that this interview was taken not long after Ryan decided to "bow out" in a note to Farrah's assistant.
On this, the 2nd anniversary of Farrah's passing I extend an olive branch to each and everyone one of us that was ever touched or had years of personal contact with Ms. Fawcett to remember that she was a woman of kindness and might want us to put our differences aside for one day. I mean, I didn't KNOW her, but that is my impression.
FARRAH FAWCETT COMMENTS ON RYAN O'NEAL'S SUPPORT DURING HER CANCER FIGHTwww.youtube.com
Just checking to see if this works. I am sorry, I'm not real great with url's and links and stuff.
This might actually work. I use to this stuff all the time. Sorry, if this works please delete my other links. Thank You.
This is a video of Howard Stern asking Gary Shandling why he was invited to Farrah's funeral. I don't care how anyone defends this. In my opinion this is just Hollyweird being Hollyweird!
Bobby Steele: tell me HOW you have obtained all these images of Farrah that you sell on eBay? Did you get them from Greg Lott or Craig Nevius? Seems VERY suspicious that you - an admitted "fan" and someone who never met her - would have access to them. And to reproduce them without authorization from her estate on top of it? Is THIS how you honor and respect her legacy by diluting the value of her likeness??
Appreciate your explanation because the whole group of people that seem to continuously post negative comments on Farrah's closest friends are acting like nasty vultures themselves? Craig sues her estate, creates multiple websites attacking people, you sell copyrighted photos and Greg Lott, her "secret lover" sells her out a month after she dies? Doesn't sound like any of you showed or continue to show an ounce of respect for her at all.
It makes me sick to see what hypocrites you all are.
All I can say to that Mr. Sunde is that you sure enjoyed my collection when it was available to you for free. The photos I have are photos I have paid alot of money for and the reason I sell them is because I believe that Farrah's fans have a right to own photos for their collection.
Also, I do not know Craig Nevius. I have left him a few comments here and there on Windmill, but I do not know him. As far as Greg is concerned and your comment of him hiring me to make doodles for Farrah is also hilarious because it was you that pulled me into all of this. YOU showed the doodle to Farrah and she decided she liked it enough to use it as the free gift. You didn't decide that, she did. And as usual everything I did for you was done for free just as it was for the website. Who is the real hypocrite here? You don't like the fact that I have more photos than you? I can't help that. I gave you what you wanted for free, I don't understand why all you want to do is attack me? I have done nothing to you Keith and definitely will not be back to this particular blog, so trash me all you want. I will not be reading anymore.
You are the true definition of a syncophant in my opinion and you need to think that you are important to the people in Farrah's life that are famous as well so you can cling onto some fantasy of being someone special.
We figured it out Cathy Swango is from is from the same state as craig so she must be his mother. Who else would stick up for some one spends 2 years twisting stories around hay craig what did you say the investigator for the University of Texas was......Come on we are all waiting to hear Im sure GMA would love to know.
First of all, don't assume I am Keith. You are actually incorrect Mr. Steele. Also, you are not being honest here - you did NOT purchase those pictures you claim you did. WHERE did you buy them from exactly? Many if not all of them were not available to the public anywhere. I find it very suspicious of you to claim otherwise. And you do know Greg Lott and you did work on her website, I know that for a fact so you are truthful there. However, now you are attempting to profit off a dead woman with images you have NO rights to. When her estate actually takes action on you and all the others, don't be so surprised or act like you had the OK to do so. I have nothing against you personally but I do have issues with how you, Craig/Cathy, and the others continuously attack those closest to Farrah. Man up Mr. Steele and be HONEST for once.
Bobby and anybody has the right to sell anything they want to and selling something on EBAY is alot different than stealing 30 Million dollar paintings and documentaries. I pray Alana Stewart will pay for her crimes and she will.
Ryan will be the first and Keith Sunde will fade away with that Mela woman. Who is Mela anyway?
Someone must be feeling really guilty from some of these comments. Is it true Alana posts comments on Tabloid Baby and on here? That is so comical you would think she was out finding cures for Cancer...Yeah Right!
Keith is a big fat joke
He is the one that should get a life or a man
But who would want keith.
Anon 9:16 aka Keith learn how to spell before you comment.
Anon comments are
They're scared shitless!
Alana does indeed know how to use a computer.
As far as Redmond it seems he's back on drugs.
To Anon 7:58 AM.
We all have a life and that phrase is overused by the way.
What Ryan O'Neal and Alana Collins did to Farrah is news, so all this silly crap about get a life is nonsense you just want this all to go away and think or hope Alana and Ryan will get away with what they've done to Farrah and they wil not and we will not until there's justice for Farrah.
Why did Ryan stop Farrah from getting more treatments from Dr.Jacobs? Did he want her to die?
Anon 6:46 Pm June 25th
You said Greg Lott sold Farrah out after only month of her death, Alana sold her out the same day as Farrah's death or I should say before since you don't usually get a book deal the same day your "Best Friend" dies and announce the book release date.
Alana Stewart had her book deal before farrah died and waited until she died to announce it.
Some of these comments MAKE ME LAUGH! LOL and I THANK YOU for that! Laughter is good for the soul! ... HOWEVER, LIES are NOT!
Cathy Swango and Craig Nevious ARE NOT THE SAME PERSON!!!! ... The ONLY THING they have the SAME OF is INTEREST IN JUSTICE FOR MS. FARRAH FAWCETT! Nothing more, nothing less!
Threatening to close down the We Want The Truth Group Page is just as funny as the claim that Cathy and Craig are the same person! ... This tells me that Ryan, Alana and Crew are grasping at straws!
Why are there threats to the Group Page, AND NO MENTION of the insane person, (Melisa Belvins), who is all over the internet claiming OUTRAGEOUS STORIES OF LOVE AFFAIRS WITH FARRAH FAWCETT?? Is it because Melissa is a big supporter of Ryan O'Neal and Alana Stewart?? Hmmm....
YES, I AM BACK!!!! :)
To the dope at 5:03AM: sorry, but Bobby Steele does NOT have the right to sell whatever he wants on eBay. Those are proprietary images owned by Farrah's estate that he has obtained without permission. Just because Greg Loot took them from Farrah and gave them to him does NOT mean he has the legal right. I know this is hard for thieves and super fans to comprehend, but that is the law. As for Alana and her book, I'd agree the timing was inappropriate, I'll give you that. But the woman was a good friend to Farrah in life and she will have to own her actions after her friend's death.
As for Ryan "stealing" the Warhol - seriously people, wake up. Do you think he'd just steal it? Don't be stupid and the truth will soon come out. I realize that Craig and his alter ego, the obsessed and creepy Cathy Swango are attempting to make news out of this stupidity, but in the end, they/he will again be proven ignorant.
As for this "Cathy Swango" person: someone please explain to me how this person (if she is NOT really Craig) can spend ALL DAY posting over and over and over on her ridiculous blog? This person has never met Farrah, yet has such strong opinions. It is SICK. SHE is sick. It's one thing to be a fan, it's another to be obsessed enough to post, then like her own post, then respond to her own post. It's basically 4 people talking to themselves ALL DAY. What a bunch of sick and messed up people. Cathy Swango should be in therapy.
Omg is this what keith and Alana do with their time.
Keith I can understand since he's nobody.
But Alana I thought she was on a mission to find
a cure for Cancer? Or is that a lie to?
Mmmmm you have to wonder about her.
I love the fact that they commenting it's friggin Hilarious. Someone's feeling guilty about something or somethings. They should remember HitmanPR who refers to Alana as "The Pig" and Tabloid Baby that we will never go away.
I just started reading this site. It's amazing how much anger is thrown back and forth. We have no idea who is really posting here so not sure we can say for sure it's Mela or Keith or anyone else. I too am curious though about this Cathy person. How can she possibly have such strong opinions and seem to have inside info if she is not connected to Craig in some way? And why do we care what her assistant Keith does? He was just an assistant right? As an outsider I'd have to say the reason he brought the poster to her funeral was probably to display it don't you think? Otherwise it would be pretty weird to bring. At my uncle's funeral we put pictures up near the casket so I'm not sure him bringing it is that odd, but just my thought. And we don't know anything about Redmond so why try to bring him down by saying nasty things about how he is doing? That's just not nice.
Keith used to frequent a certain Gay Club in Florida and does name drop Farrah quite often.
I know a friend of his and Keith has said some unkind words about Ryan O'Neal and also Alana Stewart.
So If I were them I would be cautious of that one for sure his reputation was not so hot in Florida.
Anon 11:53 AM somebody asked about Redmond and how he was doing.
Mela Murphy told a friend he was taking drugs again.
This is crazy and I cannot believe that I am actually responding again. But here is the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth. As far as my photos are concerned 99% of my photos have been bought from "moviestore" before they changed their name. The rest actually came from ebay that I purchased and there is a record of ALL of those. There is a man with the selling name on ebay as "slower33" that gets all kinds of unpublished photos. I have no clue where this guy even gets the majority of them. He has never told me and believe me I have asked. The photos that I purchased from the website when it was open are also on record as being purchased, so again these are reproductions which I state very clearly in my ebay store. I have a wonderful friend named Janet that lives in the "Netherlands" that found the batch of "Unpublished Photos" that Slower33 did not want to sell to me. He wanted to be the only one with these photos so he could use them as an auction to keep raising the price. That just pisses me off. Just because a photo is rare or unpublished I don't feel a fan should have to pay $100.00 for a reprint photo. Authentic signed photos are a different kind of collecting altogether. When Janet was able to find the same contact sheets that he had found and I later researched on my own that you can actually purchase them from a place called "Freestyle Photographic Supplies" So the photos of Farrah with the towel and the Angel Wings are all part of that grouping of photos. I still have a paypal request from her in my inbox to buy the rest of the photos that I'm interested in. I have NEVER re-sold anything that I didn't actually buy or trade for. As mentioned above slower33 finds these beautiful and amazing photos of Farrah and when I can I purchase every single one that I can afford. I have my friend in the Netherlands always on the lookout for something unique and special about Farrah. I have been selling on ebay for close to 10 years now.
Who cares about Keith? This blog is about how people claim Ryan "stole" a Warhol. Stop diverting the focus to some dumb ass in Florida, I could care less about him. If we are seeking the "truth" here on that Swango blog, then why doesn't anyone answer HOW Steele (interesting last name by the way!) has pictures for sale on eBay that are probably copyright owned by Farrah's estate and HOW Cathy Swango has such access to post clips from Farrah's story (does she have an at home edit bay??) and such intimate info about Craig and Farrah conversations if she claims to not know Craig?
Someone please answer THESE questions!!!
It's time to wake up and start accusing the accusers to see how THEY can talk their way out of this! I couldn't give a crap about Keith, or Alana. They are who they are and did what they did. Let's find the TRUTH about who is really behind some of these claims and conspiracy theories.
THAT is where the real story is people. Time for THEM to come clean and then maybe the rest of us will say who we are!!
I want the REAL truth
My trade was a photographer before my ladder accident at my photography studio (which left me in chronic pain and the surgeries after just made everything worse.) and I shot alot of Beefcake photos which is the majority of what I sell in my ebay store. I have my photos thrown in with everything else. I have also shot some celebrities such as Cyndi Lauper, Benjamin Godfre, Jakub Stefano, Dave Navarro, Eric Balfour, Marco Dapper, Bailey Chase, George Eads, Skye Bowland, the man on the cover of the very first "Creed" album whom wishes to always stay "Anonymous" (Ironic? I know LOL.)
I have shot many musicians that I do not need to name, but my primary focus has always been the male figure. The majority of the celebrites mentioned above were through my friend Athen Grey as they came through Chicago and if they had time to do a favor for him they might spend an hour or two with me if time permitted in their schedule. This was always what we call in the business as "TFP" which means Time for Print. Which breaks down to this. I get some time with these models or celebrities to take photos that I, in turn give to the subjects ALL of the photos for free so they can use it for themselves (If they want) and I then can use these photos in my portfolio to build a career. The other half I have shot at private events such as for "The AIDS Foundation" annual gala here in Chicago which is one of the biggest AIDS charities in Chicago or at public events where again my connection with Athen gave me a little more access.
Ok, so all of that is just me rambling, I apologize. All I'm trying to say is that I am (was) a photographer by trade. I am very aware of the copyright laws. Yes, ebay has made it very difficult for photographers to retain all of their legal rights of the properties they own. Some of my photos have been reproduced, I get it.
I'm sorry if I have lost my point through all of this, but let me try to pull it back in. I have never sold anything of Farrah's that I did not purchase someplace else first. Also I would like to point out that actually my Beefcake photos (which include some of my copyrighted photos) are what sells the most in my store. Farrah photos always run 3rd or 2nd. My point here is that if anyone thinks that I am making "MONEY" they are very mislead. Since I do everything myself and buy all my materials on my own it does not come out to a profit that makes any difference in my life. Also, I would like to point out that on all of my photos that I sell I take great pride in my attention to detail. So many times when I receive a photo that I have purchased there is usally dust all over these photos. When you buy a reprint from me it is clean. I have taken much care in making the photo that someone purchases from me a better print than what I bought. Dust, scratches, managing the color etc.. all make for a product that I am proud of. And many of my very large suppliers that I purchase from like "RJBPHOTOS" "my-supply-store" "Cbsbuzz" "Babyjane collectibles" "Moviestarpixs"
"Artmusicfilm" and all the others do not take the pride like I do.
The reason I sell on ebay is to give me something to do since I am not legally able to work a 9 to 5 job at this point in my life. 2 weeks ago I had a spinal cord stimulator attached to my spine for a trial period. It was a procedure that I was praying would work. Unfortunately, it did not work for my particular pain areas. (All I want is to get off my pain medication, you can all make jokes about that if you want too. But THIS IS ALL THE TRUTH.)
So this is a short version of my long ass reply.
1. ALL Farrah photos that I have ever sold on ebay are Photos that I purchased or traded from another collector. I have never sold anything that Mr. Lott may have thrown in as "Freebie" if it was not already sold on the website.
2. If there is ANY impression that I am making hundreds of dollars off of Farrah or any of the photos I sell on ebay that is an outrageous claim. The majority of monies made goes right back into supplies, more photos, shipping (which I don't charge in the States.) I am 44 years old and I live with my Mom for goodness sake.
3. I sell the photos for the fans.
Finally, I will end with this. I have begun to question whether or not the "Full Truth" of what happened the last 3 months of Farrah's life will ever be revealed. I know there is a part of me that is logical and knows that none of this is really any of my business. The truth for me is that I do not know what happened. The only people that actually know are the people that were there. I have never liked Ryan O' Neal and I have never pretended too. He is a public figure and I have a right to my opinion. I have made suggestions that if a sequel was actually to be made I would really hope that so many of the questions that I have were recorded. I would like to see Farrah signing over the documentary documents. I would like to hear Farrah say that she did not want to see or talk to the people that have made claims of being shut out of her life. Either way, everyone has an opinion. There are also a couple things I want to end with. The Foundation, if your goal is to be a legitimate charity I hope you succeed in making a difference. Cancer has taken my sister, my father and other family and friends. If there is 100% transparency I will be happy to contribute in Farrah's name. Farrah Fawcett was a constant part of my life ever since I saw her promoting tooth paste. She was the most magical celebrity of my life. I admired her for so many things that a stranger would think that I knew her, but I didn't. In the end I was blessed to have her like my art. I am blessed with a letter that is longer than a note that addresses my art directly and her encouragement for me to continue. She knew my sister had cancer and had passed. I have no idea if that information was given to her by Keith or Greg but I appreciate her words. I am done pointing any fingers. I will watch on the sidelines but I am done being accused of being a liar and doing things that would hurt Ms. Fawcett. I am going to continue working on the tribute artwork I started 2 years ago, because I know that is what Farrah wanted me to do.
If her closest friends did anything illegal or unethical then I do hope that justice will prevail and I mean that with either side because I am done. If anyone wants proof of anything I have posted here I am more than willing to look for it to prove it. All I have is my word. I have no money, I do not have good health, and I need to move forward from this controversy. R.I.P Ms Fawcett, you deserve it!
Personally I doubt Ms.Fawcett's estate will be very lucrative she rarely gets any attention since
Michael Jackson died.
The public is fickle and move on to the next story very quickly these days and she was past her prime when she passed away.
Anon 1:53 for someone who wants the truth you sure have strong thoughts on Cathy.
Your right this blog should not be about two fools or three fools Alana,Mela or Keith it should be about Ryan and The Warhol but those three loons came on here and started insulting people so that's why comments go off the topic.
The truth is pretty clear to me and many others.
We all should be proud of Cathy Swango and what she is doing to seek justice for Farrah Fawcett.
Cathy is invincible, she is woman hear her roar and I just know there is an angel smiling down on Cathy S for her tireless crusade for truth and justice.
Way to go Cathy S
WE WANT THE TRUTH
Thank you Cathy S
Keep going never stop.
The Legend Of Billie Jean
Remember that movie? The character became a cult figure for truth and justice and to many that's who Cathy is like. She's Fighting The Fight like the character in that movie and all the while people were trying to tear her down but she rose above and persevered and kept on kept on going and in the end she won.
Cathy Jean keep Fighting the Fight!
YOU WILL BE INVINCIBLE.
Proud of Cathy Swango? Give me a break. There is MORE to that story for sure. How do you not see through her? Answer me these questions:
1. How does she have such intimate access to conversations between Craig & Farrah if she does not know him?
2. Even if she is honestly concerned about Farrah, WHO in their right mind spends ALL day EVERY day posting over and over? Being a fan is great, being obsessed is just WEIRD.
3. Why should I believe Cathy is not Craig? People say they have talked to "her." How do we know she isn't his mother, sister or friend assuming to be someone named "Cathy?"
As for Mela, Keith and Alana - how do you know it's them posting? Is it not possible others don't agree with the hate and nastiness on I Want The Truth and here? Don't be so close minded and naive people.
Bottom line is Farrah is dead, life has gone. Except apparently for an obsessed, fanatical, and totally delusional "person" named Cathy Swango.
Cathy looks like Jeri from The Facts of Life. She was the one with Cerebral Palsy. I think she was a lesbian too.
Tell me why do you think Cathy Swango is Craig?
I don't see what she's doing as Obsessed there are many stories that grab the publics attention and this
is one of them.
Also Anon why do you need to make gay slurs and such insulting remarks?
Keith is gay and so are most of Farrah's fans so you just insulted most of her fan base.
Once again Cathy Swango is not Craig.
Your a total asshole!
If you want to talk about people's looks well have take a huge look at Ryan as Sharon Osbourne said:
"His Old Ragedy Ass"!
And let's not even start on Mela keith And Alana's looks
No Miss Americas in that bunch!
To my friends at 3PM and 3:05PM --
That is MY observation, hardly a slur as you suggest. She does look like Jeri and I don't care who Jeri has sex with it. Not the point and you KNOW it.
THIS is coming from a group that has called Keith a fat pig? You people sure are sensitive! Dish it out but CANNOT take it one bit. Interesting.
And if you are still not understanding how I think they are one of the same, scan up. Can't help you if you are this slow. Good luck with the big words.
Cathy Swango invited anyone to join The Truth Group.
She's willing to hear everyone's side.
Instead of calling names join The Truth Group
and debate, it shows you actually have a point! Name calling is ridiculous and that say's to eveybody reading that she has really pushed some buttons.
She Will be Invincible!
I hate Keith
It was a Gay Slur Anon and uncalled for.
I'm starting a Facebook page called:
"You Can't Handle The Truth!"
And I hope Ryan, Keith, Mela, Dr. Piro, Tatum, Redmond, the Pope, Jesus, Aunt Jemima, Orphan Annie, Bozo and Bernie Francis all join.
Oh, Cathy/Craig is welcome to join too.
I love Keith.
Only Orphan Annie and Bozo would join that group considering Alana,Dr.Piro,Mela and those other clowns would be members of make believe truth.
They have no truth that's why they are insulting Cathy and Craig.
I hope they all enjoy their jail cells.
3:23 you would love that slob because your one to!
Why are you full of so much hatred?
Why does the truth threaten you so much?
Can you scan up to that?
Allen Miller had a blog about all of this back in 2009 anyone just google hitmanpr and you'll read all the things Ryan and Alana did to Ms.Fawcett in her final months. Allen knows alot about Alana Stewart and her checkered past and Mela Murphy's real intentions on why she befriended Ms.Fawcett.
It's all pittiful how they used Ms.fawcett.
Allen Miller Hitmanpr was the first to break this news and bring it to the publics attention and I do feel he had alot to do with Alana's book not doing so great.
Redmond told a reporter that his mother said
'They're drugging me'
Anon 2:47 June 26th Hmmmm very intersting.
Love and Peace no matter which side your on.
Farrah and I do not like this so close to our anniversary.
Hugs and kisses xx oo
Melissa and Farrah
So funny to see you pissy bitches get all worked up. You THINK you know who is posting but you don't. You call people name but cry and whine when done back to you.
You are all demented, sicko fans with NO lives, stranded at 47 living in a trailer or your parent's basement with pictures of Farrah glued to your wall.
GET A LIFE because you all are messed up and obsessed. Farrah hated all you freaks and had her assistants deal with you. I am sure she is looking down at you with pity.
Most of you are home eating ice cream, just waiting for your arteries to harden. LOSERS!!!!!!!!
That's right Cathy/Craig - ignore my questions about HOW you know so much but are two different people. Go hide behind your worthless FB page! You are WEAK! It just posted the following:
"Cathy Swango Guys, there is no reason to post on Retro's blog. All we have done by saying anything is give Alana Stewart a way to fight back. Stay off of Retro and say whatever you want to here. There's not a thing Stewart and Company can do here, please just follow my advice and stay away. Let them talk to themselves and convince themselves that they are RIGHT and we are wrong, even though we have the correct information posted and can back it up!"
You can't substantiate ANYTHING you post on your page. Pathetic Jeri, really pathetic!!
Screw you Alana PIG Stewart.
First you say it's Keith, now you say it's Alana. Before it was Mela. Make up your mind crazy people. Seems like YOU ALL are worried that people are pushing back on your B.S. Facebook "group." It's a bunch of dementos who only WISH they knew Farrah. She'd never be friends with a creepy group of trolls like any of you. Trust me.
Anonymous and Proud!!
It's the three of you and I know it.
That's you Lana Collins.
Mela Natalie from The Facts Of Life!
Alana Stewart Bea Arthur
She sure regrets being friends with you creepshows.
You all practically killed her and maybe you all did who knows?
Truth seeker and PROUD
Let me tell you my friend, maybe nobody knows.
Im thinking why are you doing this to her why are you not trying to get her to eat?
I would like to read this Group page that seems to have struck a cord in some of you.
Ok Look Everyone this is starting to get nasty and rude.
There is a Civil way to discuss and debate a topic without calling names at one another.
I think all of us are over 21 and can agree to disagree
I think the names anon called Cathy were really cruel and so undeserved.
Let me ask you anon have you ever got to know Cathy or talk to her adult to Adult? She is not out to hurt anybody.I just don't see how name calling gets anybody anywhere. Let's try and be civil.
Bobby is not out to hurt anyone either.
I read his comment and it appears not in the best of health and I think maybe try and have some compassion and put yourself in his shoes because
you never know when something can strike you or someone you love when it comes to health.
I mean who would ever think Farrah Fawcett would get Cancer and pass away?
So lets leave Bobby alone and Im not on either side of this to be quite honest.
Whatever happened or did not happen is in God's hands and that we all can agree on.
From MotherOfTheYear To Bobby Steele -
Sorry the trial isn't working. I did the med pump trial in 2007; have to redo it but insurance cut me off.
Michael Europe- Nice to see you!
Leave Mela Murphy alone!! I loved her on Chasing Farrah!! The chemistry between Mela and Farrah was so fun to watch. Why is she getting so put down here?
Who cares about chemistry!
Mela know's what happened.
Who cares about you!! you broke down gossip monger!!
Gossip monger? What the hell are you coming on here for?
Gossip Monger and Proud!
I hope Ryan goes to Prison for stealing the Warhol.
I'm sure Ryan will get away with it, he always does. Unfortunately.
No not this time.
Why don't we ask Craig what art of Farrah's HE has? Was it all gifts or did he "steal" it too?
You people are so simple and dense.
Craig was not in Farrah's condo during her last months alive. Anything Craig has was from before Farrah had cancer and a sketch on paper is different from a
30 million dollar Warhol. If Ryan had that Warhol in is home prior to Farrah;s death than that's another story but it was in Farrah's possession and it's on film.
So stop comparing apples to oranges, you have no argument.
Ryan STOLE it plain and simple!
RYAN IS IN TROUBLE.
RUMOR HAS KATHY SWAYNGO HAS HER GROUP UNDER SOME SEX SPELL
Who does Bobby STEAL think he is fooling?
To the GENIUS at 10:43AM -
YOU just proved how stupid every one of you really is with YOUR comment. "Anything Craig has was from before Farrah had cancer and a sketch on paper is different from a 30 million dollar Warhol."
So, if that is so and Ryan had the Warhol hanging in his house BEFORE Farrah got cancer, why is it stealing?? He's had the art for years. Maybe Farrah had two in her condo at one time and yes, maybe one was in "storage" to be shown on Chasing Farrah, but she DID give it to him far before she was sick so him having it means she WANTED him to have it!!!
You sick, creepy fan fools on Cathy Jeri Swango's FB page are all NUTS and making crap up based upon Craig Devious' delusional ideas.
Seriously, get a life people. Craig is not well. I heard he is in therapy dealing with Farrah's death. Odd since no one else close(r) to her is but Craig is. Do what your mother told you Craig and "move on" already.
Lawsuit over. Still not working. Still obsessing over Farrah. Even she would want you to move on already and GET A LIFE!!!!!!!!
Ryan has a wonderful life, a successful TV show, he's doing movies again, and is RICH and HAPPY.
The rest of you need to put the trailer back up on the blocks, get hobbies and worry about yourself.
Farrah never knew any of you, would never want to know any of you and if she were alive today, would have some ding dong assistant respond to your creepy fan letters.
Why don't you focus on The Hoff? He's as much as mess as this whole group!!
I don't live in a trailer and I think the OLD RAGEDY ASS to quote Sharon Osbourne...LOL
NEEDS TO GO TO PRISON FOR STEALING A WARHOL!
Question Did Alana Stewart help Ryan steal The Warhol?
Funny how all you demented psycho fans NEVER attempt to answer ANY of the points brought up that are pro Ryan. You just keep repeating the same uneducated comments and avoid ever answering the questions posed re Jenny Craig Devius or Cathy Geri Swango.
It's like a cult of dopes. The only people in prison are your parents or brothers and sisters. God knows none of you are married!!!
And, the last post is from someone new to this board - and I am a lawyer so I know what I'm talking about.
I cannot believe what is being said here and I only commented today because what I am reading is coming from such an uneducated and moronic perspective.
Whoever this Bobby Steal is will soon be in a legal mess. As for the art work, I could pretty much guarantee that Mr. O'Neal followed the law. Why else would he be so carefree as to show the art on his TV program?
Legally, he has nothing to worry about. You people who continuously malign him and others could face serious legal ramifications.
Good luck to you all, you'll need it.
If your a lawyer then go to work and stop posting on a message board on Ryan's THEFT! THEFT! THEFT!
You must not be a good lawyer to make those comments.
RYAN O'NEAL PRISON PRISON PRISON PRISON
LAWSUIT AGAINST RYAN LAWSUIT AGAINST RYAN
FARRAH FAWCETT IS GETTING REVENGE FROM THE GRAVE.
IS IT TRUE LANA COLLINS COMES FROM A CABIN IN THE WOODS OF TEXAS?
SHE'S GOING BACK THERE FOR GOOD ONE DAY SOON AFTER HER FACADE COMES TO AN END.
KEITH TOLD EVERYONE IN FL WHAT ALANA STEWART DID HE HATE'S THE BITCH.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH RULESSSSSSS!
FREEDOM OF SPEACH.
DID YA HEAR THAT MR.LAWYER SUCKA
Mela Murphy screwed Ryan 2 days after Farrah fawcett passed.
How old is that Mela Murphy bitch?
Stewart is 88 O'neal is 80 Sundae is 60
Chimeing in here I never liked O'neal personally and I do think he robbed that probably after Farrah died or maybe when she was in the hospital.
And to the anon unless he has legitimate proof that he owns The Warhol of course nothing wil happen.
BUT if he does not then yes he will be taken to court and that you can count on.
Hey stupid! The Museum did NOT say Ryan stole the painting. Post the link that says that. They said "no comment" today. Read Cathy Jeri Swango's FB post - even that pig face has the link where the Museum says NO COMMENT.
Stupid, ugly, trailer people. You wish it went this way but sorry, Ryan owns it. Deal with it. They go pray you can pay your mortgage next month without having to make your grandma turn a trick outside a 7-11.
Funny that you all pick on Mela, Keith, Alana and Ryan. I'd love to see what you LOSERS look like. All fat, dirty, clogged arteries, smelling like cigarettes and day old food.
Jenny Craig Devius and Cathy Jeri Swango are ONE PERSON. It's obvious. But Craig weighs so much now that he LOOKS like two people. Oink, oink crazy man! How's that therapy going?
What a waste of time all of you are spending on posting hateful and nasty comments! If you even were commenting on the actual story, if would be a relief! The story is about Ryan's TV Show, Farrah's "last will and testament", and the Warhol painting. Is there really this much hatred over Farrah? It is a shame that none of you can make a comment with any constructive criticism. All I see in reading most of these posts are people that have no clue how to write a sentence without saying horrible things about each other. Grow up people and try to focus on the topic instead of your own egos! Doesn't matter which side you are on, if you can't make an actual point, you are wasting everyone's time!
It's to hard to take ANYONE serious on posts if they hide behind an anonymous post name. If you are so sure of your information AND what you are saying - then OWN IT. That's what makes so many of these posts non credible.
Just Curious - all this stuff about Bobby Steele selling Farrah pics. Is he being targeting for being vocal or is someone going after EVERYONE selling her likeness? Out of curiosity, I went on EBay. There are 3,574 listing on there and easily 85 - 90% are photos of Farrah. I highly doubt that any of those are licensed. So is someone going to have EBay shut down all Farrah merchandise?
All those Pro Alana Stewart,Ryan O'Neal are quite raunchy. No wonder you all support those who seal and use a dead woman.
I would never take that side after reading THEIR posts talk about a bunch of rednecks.
I know Lana Collins did come from the back woods of Texas, but she's a raunchy old thang and Keith...haha!
Looks like Cathy Jeri Swango and Jenny Craig Devius are out of things to say. Looks like the "truth" is running out of crap to post. That's why they keep posting the same useless NY Times article and their baseless Warhol stories. Why don't you (since you are the SAME person) get a life or a hobby.
Maybe you should go after Bobby STEAL and all his copyright infringement issues. He is going down!!
And u TEENIE WEENIE FFOM THR BACK WOODS OF TEXAS WE KNOW YOUR SIZE NO WONDER WHY YOU WHERE A COWBOY HAT TO DISTRACT FROM YOUR TEENIE WEENIE
Oh the Warhol is just the tip of the iceberg! But, you just keep thinking it is all about the painting! The whole Farrah Fawcett ordeal is getting ready to be blown wide open asshole! Just wait and see! So cocky and so stupid at the same time. LMAO at all of you. Sleep well my pretties!!! You will need it for what is coming!
Oh, and just for your information, it is Geri and I have a facebook page! Look it up!
Cathy "I Have No Life" Swango is about to be SLAMMED. I wish I could be there when it happens. SHE/HE/IT is going DOWN HARD!!!!
And Jenny Craig Nevius will soon disappear too. Stay tuned!
You people are so threatened by a group? Why so many responses about a facebook group? I don't get it! This article has so much more in it than just about some guy name Craig Nevius and some group, but I guess this group about the truth must really have some pretty condemning things that they have posted to warrant such comments. Guess I will have to go look. Until now I thought it was the same old fight that has been going on for several years, but this time Ryan O'Neal seems to have gotten himself into a mess! Usually it is just a bunch of people talking about Farrah Fawcett and the he said she said junk. But, I find this truth group thing interesting.
About the article and the O'Neals it has been an interesting show. Doesn't look like Ryan and Tatum will make it through to the outcome she had hoped for, but at least they are trying! Ryan does seem to give her a very hard time on the show and the posts on Oprah's OWN website are pretty one sided. I think everyone is pulling for Tatum, but thinks there is no hope for Ryan. To bad because she seems to just want his love. I think all children want their parents love. As for Farrah, I don't think she had anything to do with what happened to Tatum and Ryan's relationship. She seemed like such a nice person and I think she would have or did except Ryan's kids. I heard she had a good relationship with Griffin, but don't know anything about the other son.
As for Ryan or his children causing Farrah's cancer I don't believe that either. Sure stress can contribute to cancer, but no one causes someones cancer.
I guess my question to those of you that seem to know all about Farrah and Ryan, I would like to ask why it has taken so long to settle Farrah's estate? Shouldn't all of this have been done by now. After all it has been two years since she passed. If they had the estate settled, then this painting would have come up sooner or been looked over, so why has it not been settled? What is there that still looms out there to cause it not to be settled? Hope someone can answer.
Margie yeah ok that's who you are...Right.
Yes there is a link to stress and Cancer.
I looked up anal cancer and here is what they say are the know causes
Mainly affects women more than men.
If stess was a factor in Farrah's life it would be Redmond and Ryan, not Tatum.
Farrah also buried both her sister and mother not to mention a couple of close friends of hers also died in the past 10 yrs.
Hey Margie, what year did you graduate with your degree in stupidity? Another genius heard from.
Hey Cathy Geri Swango - glad to see you posted more crap from this page. Glad to see YOU are reading this site too since you can't seem to come up with an original idea on your own other than "Ryan Stole The Warhol!"
You are pathetic. When you look in the mirror do you see YOUR face or Craig's? I mean you are the SAME PERSON after all!!
Hey Texas Teenie Weenie!! When was the last time that you and Jenny Craig Devius lay down together to try and figure out how to stay relevant by selling out your "friend" Farrah? You two are GROSS. If you were really ever friends with her, then why would you:
1. Sue her estate
2. Sell her out with a false story to OK magazine
3. Work with Bobby Steele to sell stolen pix on eBay
You two should be really proud of yourselves. Two low-class, trash slobs trying to make $$$ off your dead friend. God will get you both!!!!
Cathy Swango Ain't No Victim!!!!
Puhleeesee! Today's post bemoaning how people aren't being fair or nice to you is such a joke. You started your blog and have filled it with accusations, misinformation and assumptions from day one and NOW you can't seem to handle or understand why people push back on your B.S. day after day? Give me a break Swango!!
You did not know Farrah, you did not know what Farrah's wishes were, you did not know what decisions she made before or after her will was written because you (if you are to be believed that you are NOT Craig) have ZERO connection to Farrah or anyone around her.
You sit in your little town outside of Chicago and post all day and nite attempting to malign Ryan, the Foundation, her friends, etc... based upon no factual information. You are an outsider, an obsessive compulsive fan with nothing more than time on your hands.
And why would anyone want to come and post on your insane FB page? Why support such craziness, even if just to oppose it? You find glee and happiness in attempting to tear down Farrah, her legacy, her wishes, her friends and that is pure sickness.
You must be a very lonely person to spend all this time at this Cathy and that is really just sad. And do not expect any sympathy for your being "attacked" as you call it. You set yourself up to be challenged because you know NOTHING. Absolutely NOTHING.
If you are not Craig as you continue to state, then you are obviously being used by Craig and provided his version of how he "believes" things happened. How would some spinster in a small town outside of Chicago have access to screen grabs from "Farrah's Story" or have first hand knowledge of websites that have particular photos. You wouldn't unless you were being GIVEN that info by Craig. The assumption is that you must be a relative of his or a hometown friend since he is also from the Chicago area.
I actually pity you, that THIS is how you spend your time. Why not go volunteer at a cancer ward? Do something productive with all this energy because your blog and the other 129 obsessed fans are doing nothing more than degrading Farrah's memory.
Whether it's the artwork, or the Foundation or her son - give it a rest. YOUR negativity is going to come back to you, this I can assure you.
As I've said before, GET A LIFE!
And one final comment to Ms. Swango: you have published side-by-side photos of Ryan, Alana, Kim Swartz, Mela, etc... with farm animals and YOU expected to be treated with respect?
You need to figure out how you want to fight lady because you can't have it both ways. Don't attempt to take the high road after your childish behavior. YOU created a FB page full of lies, assumptions and wishful thinking and now you question why Chris Mann allows such commentary? Maybe all he had to do was visit YOUR moronic page to see that people fight fire with fire.
Get over yourself.
MOTY ... Good to 'see' you too! :) ... Hope all is well!
Wish I can hope the same thing for Ryan O'Neal, Alana Stewart, and all the others who 'covered up' the happenings to Farrah Fawcett's last few months, and afterwards!
Word is ... Because of the University's lawsuit, as well as hundreds of letters sent to the Attorney General, and the Los Angeles' D.A. Office, Farrah Fawcett's Estate, as well as the Alana Stewart Foundation, is going to be under investigation, and this time the F.B.I. will also be involved! One of the nurses who witnessed such happenings is coming out of hiding and helping with the investigations! ... The nurse will be given clemancy for taking the bribe, in exchange for her testimony!
Story will be breaking in the next few months, and People Magazine will be doing a feature, soon!
All thanks goes to the University of Texas, as well as the Farrah Fawcett - We Want The Truth Facebook Group!
When all this MESS is put in order, JUSTICE will be served! And that is when Ms. Farrah Fawcett will FINALLY be able to Rest In Peace!
And how does some well documented psycho fan named "Michael in Europe" have any basis for this info???
Did your People Magazine contact you? Seriously, all of you are so insane and wrong in the head. Do you think if you write it on some dorky blog or website it's true?
Who are YOU to even make such claims. NUT CASE!
Oh Swango... "a friend sent them to me." THAT'S your excuse? So because you did not create them it's OK? So if a friend jumped off a bridge, would you do so as well? Seriously, that is an answer a 12 year old would give. Grow up and take responsibility for your actions.
As for Kiko, I know for a fact that this guy constantly wrote Farrah over and over, always asking for autographs and creating creepy youtube videos. Farrah was nice but not a fan of him.
Cathy - when you start speaking the truth based upon ANY fact, I'll join your dopey page. Until, shut the hell up.
Not that it's worth to give you or anyone else who post under Anonymous, the time of day, BUT just want to make something clear ...
The ONLY NUTS I have are between my legs! THAT is why I am not AFRAID to post my name, unlike you and all the other Anonymous Cowards!
So don't believe what I post, that's okay with me ... but you'll soon find out! ... So heads up to you and your friends!
Yeah, "Michael, Europe" really tells us WHO you are. So dumb, seriously SO dumb. I could write "Shelia, Austrailia" or "Jerry, Ohio" cause that tells me who you are.
If your "nuts" are so big, post your FULL name. At least Swango has the balls to do so. Give your name so the lawyers can track you down personally and put a cease and desist on your ass too big man. Doubt you will but let's see.
Oh and as for People, since one of my very good friends is an editor there, I can GUARANTEE you are once again talking out your arse. Nice try.
Gee Swango, you are pretty quick to respond to. Nothing else to do today except post on your UNtruthful blog??
Don't answer a question with a question. YOU never respond to what's asked of you so let ME repost so YOU can respond. If you don't it proves what a FAKE and PHONY you are!! Answer these below:
"If you are not Craig as you continue to state, then you are obviously being used by Craig and provided his version of how he "believes" things happened. How would some spinster in a small town outside of Chicago have access to screen grabs from "Farrah's Story" or have first hand knowledge of websites that have particular photos. You wouldn't unless you were being GIVEN that info by Craig. The assumption is that you must be a relative of his or a hometown friend since he is also from the Chicago area."
You are B.S. artist no doubt, supported by 129 other obsessive and lonely fans who tape pictures of Farrah to their prison walls. Have any of you ever given thought to what a site like this means to her son? Does he need the pain you inflict on this struggling young man? He needs your empathy, not your judgement on his parents.
BTW: reconsider jumping off the bridge.
I find that group quite interesting and Im glad I came across it after reading the story about Ryan stealing the painting.
Glad I did! I hope he pays.
Just throw the Fat F&$k in jail.
I must say had the documentary control issues never happened I doubt very much anybody would be discussing any of this.
And because of that there will always be a cloud of doubt on those around Farrah Fawcett in the last weeks of her life and all that they do or say.
They did this to themselves and it will always follow them...Good they deserve any obstacle that comes their way!
Swango was at Wallmart. Yeah, buying ADULT DIAPERS cause she is crapping her pants just waiting for the lawyers to show up at her door.
It's on and it's going down. Good luck Spinster!! Oh and tell your new member to put on a shirt. His nasty old chest is ugly to look at but I know it doesn't mean much to you Cathy.
The lawyers are coming!
The lawyers are coming!!
Get ready there in Central Illinois. Your big mouth and unfounded claims are coming to a LEGAL end VERY soon!
Be sure to post THOSE pictures!!!!
Here's your statement:
"I, Cathy Swango, am really Craig Nevius. I lie, make up fake facts, threaten, malign, defame and generally talk out my arse on We Want the Truth. I apologize for having no life but I sit at home stroking my greasy ponytail, eating ding dongs and looking at pictures of Farrah I cut out of old magazines because in my heart I know Farrah got sick of me during her last year."
Oh, and I love Ryan, Mela, Bernie, Keith, Alana, Redmond and everyone else that Farrah REALLY knew and cared for.
That's right, CLOSE your group. That way it's nothing more than a glorified circle jerk for a bunch of loons talking to THEMSELVES. You are all completely pathetic social outcasts who NEVER knew Farrah.
She would have HATED all of you losers. Give it a few more days and your FB group will be GONE. I can't wait, seriously cannot wait. It's happening Swango, it's happening.
Farrah was not in love with Ryan.
Alana she really never trusted aka Mr.Farrah Fawcett.
keith is nothing more than an obsessed fan who wormed his way back into her life the fat thief.
"They're drugging me"
Farrah Fawcett to Redmond.
Circle jerks? What a perv!
Hey 7:56PM - it's not Keith, nice try. I love how you all try to blame everything you don't agree with on him. I doubt he gives a crap what any of you FREAKS think of him.
As for Greg Loot's TEENIE WEENIE, I'll just say this: a picture never lies and some objects appear SMALLER in person.
Ryan's interview with Barbara Walters. As he stated to Barbara,"Farrah is hard to kill,just when you think she gone, (she comes back!") What a sick thing to say about a terminally ill woman!
To the dolt at 9:05AM - that's called trying to make light of a sad situation. Instead of over analyzing EVERY word and move the man makes, why not take an objective step back and recognize that he uses - or attempts to - humor in serious situations. Not everyone's cup of tea at the time, but that is how some people deal with stressful situations.
I'm sure Cathy Geri Swango dives into this with extreme vigor but that's because she's an angry and lonely old woman. Try to be a bit objective yourself though.
To the dolt at 9;28a.m., I suppose everyone deals with grief and (sad situations) differently.
What? The executor of Farrah's estate guilty of financial explotation of the elderly and terminally ill? Adult protective services notified?
David: Grow up!
Get a life!
They're all guilty of abusing a terminally ill woman and all need to be in jail.
Yes, Financial exploitation of the terminally ill. This is very serious allegations. Also stealing a Warhol off the the wall of the financialy exploited terminally ill is the lowest crack-headed thing to do to someone.
I hope Ryan gets in trouble for this.
His karma is long overdue and it's time for him to pay for the countless things he did to his kids and Farrah.
I think his karma is kicking in now. He's making a jack-#$% out of himself on national TV. Thanks Oprah for letting him expose himself for the entire world to see! See she was really good friends with Farrah and know he would stick his (own) foot up his cracker-ars! Oh, there's them letters again (OWN) Oprah Winfrey Network!
i know that they are oprah is my love girl
Hi Dagmar, Oprah is one really smart cookie, i love her too!
Wow, this debate has really taken on a life of its own. I was traveling and dealing with a family emergency part of last week, so I will now post what I wish I had posted a few days ago. Again, I appreciate the spirited debate, but please try to keep your comments relevant to the subject and free of "four-letter words." I believe in the importance of a the "marketplace of ideas" -- and I think it's important we all have a sense of humor -- but, please, be as civil as possible even with this heated topic. And please refrain from making comments that could reasonably be construed as slurs against people with disabilities and other minorities. I have tried to give everyone a voice here, so I appreciate your cooperation.
Have a Happy 4TH of July everyone!
Have a Happy 4TH of July everyone1
Richard Francis, Ryan and Alana all should be behind BARS for stealing from Farrah's estate. End of story.
seems to be SOME truth if now UT is going after RO'N after certain people "in the know" here SWORE UT wasn't concerned about the 2nd print AND that it belonged to RO'N
UT sues actor for Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett
By Ralph K.M. Haurwitz | Friday, July 8, 2011, 06:48 PM
The University of Texas filed suit today against actor Ryan O’Neal in an effort to seize a portrait of Farrah Fawcett by Andy Warhol that the university says was bequeathed to UT by the late actress.
The civil suit, filed by the UT System Board of Regents on behalf of the university in federal district court in Los Angeles, contends that O’Neal gave “all of (her) artwork and any objects of art” to the university upon her death. O’Neal, her longtime companion, may have kept other works of art from her collection, according to the suit.
“Obviously, the Warhol is the big-ticket item,” said Barry Burgdorf, vice chancellor and general counsel for the UT System, which hired a private investigator as part of its effort to track down the portrait. “We think it’s quite valuable, but how valuable is hard to say.”
In recent years, Warhol’s works have sold for hundreds of thousands to tens of millions of dollars each.
O’Neal’s publicist has said that the portrait was given to O’Neal by Fawcett and that he owes nothing to the university.
The artist created the two portraits of Fawcett, who attended UT before going on to star in the “Charlie’s Angels” TV series, in the early 1980s. UT received one of them after her death, and it is on display in the university’s Blanton Museum of Art.
If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, IT'S A WARHOL STEALING THIEF- i mean, it's a duck!
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