A distraught Jaclyn Smith was seen outside a Los Angeles courthouse, where she was attending the proceedings in the controversial case of the Andy Warhol painting.
Smith says that a painting renowned artist Andy Warhol did of her former co-star Farrah Fawcett rightfully belongs to her former partner Ryan O’Neal.
The actress, who says that she and Fawcett were friends long before they starred together in the hit detective series Charlie’s Angels, was at the legal proceedings on Monday to support her late friend’s boyfriend.
Closing statements at the civil trial, in which the University of Austin at Texas is attempting to claim the portrait for the Blanton Museum of Art, were heard by a Judge on Monday.
O’Neal is being sued by the University of Texas, which claims that Farrah Fawcett left the artwork to the school she attended for three years.
“The painting is mine.” Ryan O’Neal said in open court. The story was originally reported by The Inquisitr in early December.
Jaclyn Smith was visibly upset when she made some statements for reporters:
“I think the most important thing would be imagining what Farrah would want. I really feel Farrah would want that portrait with Ryan.”
“The love of her life was Ryan.” Jaclyn Smith added.
Farrah Fawcett, who died in 2009 after a long battle with cancer, left the painting to the school, but O’Neal insists Andy Warhol himself told Fawcett she could have the painting.
“(Andy) said (Farrah) could keep the portrait he was going to paint for her, and I said, ‘Good,’ and he said he would give one to me, too.” O’Neal testified earlier in the case.
The University of Texas is already in possession of one of the Warhol’s and is now seeking the second one, which is currently above O’Neal’s bed in his home in Malibu.
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Jaclyn Smith, who is still saddened by her friend’s death, had an emotional encounter with Ryan O’Neal and his son Redmond during a break in the proceedings.
The actress gave her friend’s son a hug and broke down in tears. When asked by the New York Post why she was so emotional Jaclyn Smith said “seeing Redmond, and I miss Farrah.”
“Your mom raised you right,” an emotional Jaclyn Smith told Farrah Fawcett’s son.