Olivia de Havilland Is Suing FX Over Feud: Bette and Joan Series

Veteran actress Dame Olivia De Havilland is suing FX showrunners for inaccurately portraying her as a gossip-monger.

Olivia de Havilland recently sued FX and Ryan Murphy and is demanding a part of their profit from "Feud: Bette and Joan". Here's Everything You Need to Know Before Watching!

Catherine Zeta-Jones played De Havilland in the series, which aired earlier this year.

The Gone with the Wind actress, who is portrayed by Catherine Zeta-Jones, has filed a complaint to Los Angeles County Superior Court claiming that while Feud was written to mirror reality, it bears no resemblance to it.

De Havilland's attorney, Suzelle Smith, wrote in the filing that all of the statements made by Zeta-Jones as de Havilland in the series are all false.

"FX defendants did not engage in protected First Amendment speech in putting false words into the mouth of Olivia de Havilland in a fake interview that did not occur and would not have occurred", the court documents assert.

"Feud" is primarily about the rivalry between actresses Bette Davis (played by Susan Sarandon) and Joan Crawford (played by Jessica Lange), especially during the production of "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?"

"Miss de Havilland was not asked by FX for permission to use her name and identity and was not compensated for such use".

While De Havilland is "beloved and respected by her peers" and has a reputation for integrity and honesty, the series depicts her as "a hypocrite, selling gossip in order to promote herself" at the Academy Awards, the suit says.

In April, Ryan Murphy confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that he never contacted her. "Did that happen? What was your take on that?"

Watch a clip from Feud in the video below.

Hollywood great Olivia de Havilland has launched her own sequel to the TV series "Feud" - a lawsuit. She said, "On principle, I am opposed to any representation of personages who are no longer alive to judge the accuracy of any incident depicted as involving themselves". The series shows Crawford as consumed by jealously over the fact that Davis received a best actress nomination but she didn't.

De Havilland made 50 movies in her career and nine were with Errol Flynn, including "Captain Blood", "The Charge of the Light Brigade", "The Adventures of Robin Hood" and "They Died With Their Boots On".

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