Check that, an Andy Warhol napkin. The University of Texas filed a lawsuit against Ryan O’Neal back in August by saying he must turn in a Warhol painting of the late Farrah Fawcett. She bequeathed it to her alma mater but apparently he currently possesses the artwork.
According to RadarOnline, the counter lawsuit indicates that Ryan’s being bullied by the school. “The University of Texas is a multi-billion dollar entity. It continues to use its vast publicly funded financial resources to bully and harass Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated actor Ryan O’Neal into giving up possession of artwork he received from his friend of many years, the late Andy Warhol.”
The papers state, “The University filed the underlying lawsuit in this Action to pressure O’Neal into surrendering his prized Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett, apparently believing it to be worth many millions of dollars.”
After the Charlie’s Angel star died in 2009, artwork she owned was taken into possession by the school. That said, from Ryan’s point of view, some of the items are actually his because they belonged to both he and Farrah.
The lawsuit states, “Among the items removed from Ms. Fawcett’s home and received by the University, however, was artwork that did not exclusively belong to Ms. Fawcett, but was jointly owned by O’Neal and Ms. Fawcett. This includes the Warhol ‘Napkin’ which was owned jointly by Ms. Fawcett and O’Neal. In fact, the Warhol napkin is inscribed by Warhol “To Farrah F. and Ryan O.”
In the lawsuit Ryan’s seeking unspecified damages and costs associated with the lawsuit.