Actor Ryan O’Neal once fought to retain Andy Warhol’s iconic portrait of O’Neal’s late partner Farrah Fawcett, claiming its sentimental value to him was priceless. Now O’Neal is shopping the painting for $20 million, the New York Post reported this week. Back in 2013, a jury ruled that O’Neal could retain the painting even though Fawcett, who died in 2009, left her art collection to the University of Texas, her alma mater. “I talk to her,” O’Neal told jurors of the painting. “We lost her. It would seem a crime to lose it.” O’Neal, 77, has priced the painting at $20 million but would “let it go for less,” a source said.
Amber Heard responded this week to ex-husband Johnny Depp’s $50 million defamation suit with new allegations of physical abuse and drug-fueled violence during their brief marriage. Depp filed the lawsuit after Heard wrote in a Washington Post op-ed that she had been a victim of domestic abuse, without naming Depp. In a new court filing, the actress says Depp repeatedly hit and kicked her, head-butted her, pulled out chunks of her hair, and tried to strangle her. Heard said Depp went on sleepless binges during which he took on a “delusional and violent” persona she nicknamed “The Monster.” Heard also said Depp “urinated all over” their vacation home and wrote on the walls in his blood. Depp denied the allegations. He’s set to star in Fantastic Beasts 3, but Warner Bros. is reportedly “freaking out.”
Woody Allen breached his movie contract with Amazon by publicly making “insensitive” comments about the #MeToo movement, a lawyer for Amazon argued last week. Allen, 83, sued Amazon for $68 million after the company voided the deal despite having released just one of four promised films. The company backed out after Allen’s daughter Dylan Farrow publicly detailed how Allen allegedly sexually abused her as a child. Allen responded by accusing Farrow of “cynically using” #MeToo for attention, calling the movement a “witch hunt.” Allen’s lawyers demanded to know who at Amazon had nixed the deal, threatening to depose CEO Jeff Bezos. ■