Renowned actress Olivia De Havilland is suing FX and Ryan Murphy Productions for her portrayal in FX’s Feud. Havilland states she was not consulted about the events in the show and how Catherine Zeta-Jones portrayed her.
The lawsuit argues that de Havilland built a reputation of integrity for herself and refrains from gossip. The series paints an opposing picture.
Havilland is suing for common law right of publicity, statutory right of publicity, unjust enrichment, and invasion of privacy. In addition to emotional distress damages, she is seeking profits gained by FX for the use of her likeness and for a permanent injunction barring FX from continuing to use her likeness.
de Havilland will be celebrating her 101st birthday tomorrow.