July 1 (UPI) — Veteran actress Olivia De Havilland has sued FX, saying its series, Feud: Bette and Joan, negatively and inaccurately portrays her as a gossip monger.
She said Feud‘s showrunners used her name and image without permission or compensation.
“Putting false statements into a living person’s mouth and damaging their reputation is not protected by the First Amendment because the work is cloaked as fiction,” the suit reads.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages for emotional distress and damage to her reputation. It also seeks to prevent the network from using her name and image in any series in the future.