Top court wont hear de Havillands case about TV

first_imgTop court won’t hear de Havilland’s case about TV miniseries AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Jan 7, 2019 12:54 pm PDTcenter_img WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is declining to revive a lawsuit by Olivia de Havilland over the FX Networks miniseries “Feud: Bette and Joan,” which centred on the rivalry between actresses Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.The high court on Monday said it would not take the actress’s case. That means a California appeals court’s decision throwing out the lawsuit stands. The appeals court unanimously ruled in 2018 that California law and the First Amendment required the lawsuit’s dismissal.The 102-year-old de Havilland had objected to her depiction on the eight-part miniseries. She said her likeness was illegally used and her character, played by Catherine Zeta-Jones, came across as a vulgar gossipmonger.As is its usual practice, the Supreme Court did not say anything about the case in declining to hear it.The Associated Presslast_img

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