by Dominic Patten
August 29, 2017
One day after voting for this year's Emmys concluded, FX made a court move to strike Olivia de Havilland's multi-claim Feud lawsuit. But the two-time Oscar winner isn't having any of it. "Defendants' Motion has strengthened Miss de Havilland's resolve to stand up to big Hollywood and fight for her rights, and the rights of all others in such circumstances," de Havilland's lawyer Suzelle Smith said Tuesday after FX filed a motion in Los Angeles Superior Court to gut the third amended complaint of the actor's lawsuit originally filed in June.
"If Defendants' view of the law were to prevail, then the California statute giving a celebrity the exclusive right to control and profit from her name and identity, and protect her reputation, would be meaningless," Smith added. She also called the motion "weak" and throwing "mud on a great lady."
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