At 102, Olivia de Havilland taking Feud case to Supreme Court.

This Feud is not over yet.

Go Olivia de Havilland!

At 102 she is taking her defamation issue with FX and Ryan Murphy over Feud all the way to the US Supreme Court.

In June 2017 she sued over the way she was depicted in Feud: Bette & Joan, claiming he was maligned by the portrayal by Catherine Zeta-Jones.

But she lost the case with the judge ruling, “Whether a person portrayed in one of these expressive works is a world-renowned film star — ‘a living legend’ — or a person no one knows, she or he does not own history,” adding… “nor does she or he have the legal right to control, dictate, approve, disapprove, or veto the creator’s portrayal of actual people.”

Ryan Murphy claimed that as “a victory for the creative community, and the First Amendment,” noting that the ruling “gives all creators the breathing room necessary to continue to tell important historical stories inspired by true events. Most of all, it’s a great day for artistic expression and a reminder of how precious our freedom remains.”

But de Havilland’s attorney tells the Hollywood Reporter a petition for a writ will now be filed in September.

If the Supreme Court does take up the case, and US justices only select a very few, it would surely impact the future of the docudrama genre.

Source: ETOnline

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