The son of Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O’Neal has been released from prison.
Redmond O’Neal, 31, was sentenced to three years in prison last July for a probation violation, according to The Daily Mail.
On Wednesday, Redmond was seen out and about with his father running errands in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles wearing a black button-down shirt and khakis, while dad Ryan wore a navy blue polo shirt and jeans.
According to court documents obtained by People magazine, the troubled son of Farrah Fawcett, who died in 2009 after a battle with cancer, had his probation revoked in May 2015 not long after it was reinstated in October 2014. A judge determined that he did not adhere to the requirements of probation by continuing to use drugs and failing to maintain doctor appointments.
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This was the second time his probation had been revoked. In September 2011, Redmond O’Neal’s probation was revoked after he confessed to using narcotics while attending a court-ordered one-year rehabilitation program.
All of his recent legal issues stem from an arrest for felony gun and heroin possession to which he pleaded no contest.
According to RadarOnline, at the time of his sentencing, O’Neal was credited with 300 days served. Overcrowding added to his early release.
In an interview with Racheal Ray, Ryan O’Neal opened up about the loss of wife Farrah Fawcett and his son’s troubles with drugs.
Ryan O’Neal married Farrah in 1979 after she left her husband actor Lee Majors to be with him. They divorced in 1997 after a turbulent marriage.
The couple reunited in 2003 after the Charlie’s Angels star was diagnosed with anal cancer.
Ryan, who was at her bedside when she succumbed to cancer on June 25, 2009, at the age of 62, told Rachael Ray the loss was devastating and left him with many regrets.
“I would have changed things, I would have changed things in myself, and make her happier. I was grumpy and frustrated and a pain in the a**, and why she loved me so much I don’t know. I’ll never know, but this was long into our story.”
At the time of her death, Redmond was in prison for a 2008 arrest but was briefly released for one final meeting before she died.
Last year, Redmond’s half-sister Tatum O’Neal, 52, shared her fears for her half-brother with People about Redmond.
“I love him, but I have never seen a more scary side of addiction. He’s got addiction problems so bad that it breaks my heart … Nobody knows what to do with Redmond. From what I’ve seen, there is no way he’s going to survive.”
— Elizabeth (@eliza2854) July 4, 2016
In 2011, Ryan spoke with People outside of the Los Angeles Superior Court after Redmond had given his no contest plea to the gun and drug charges and said his addiction problems could be attributed to the death of Farrah Fawcett.
“He never recovered from the loss of his mother.”
Redmond O’Neal’s defense lawyer, Richard Pintal, pleaded for leniency, arguing that all of Redmond’s issues with the law stem from addiction, which is what needs to be addressed.
“All of this is because of narcotics. What he have here is a relapse… It’s the nature of the disease.”
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