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Famed Hollywood actress sues over 'Feud' depiction

Associated Press logo Associated Press 6/30/2017
FILE - In this June 18, 2016 file photo, U.S. actress Olivia de Havilland poses during an Associated Press interview, in Paris. de Havilland is launching her own sequel to the TV series "Feud." The double Oscar-winning actress is suing FX Networks and producer Ryan Murphy's company, alleging unauthorized and false use of her name and invasion of privacy. The suit was filed in Los Angeles on Friday, June 30, 2017, one day before de Havilland turns 101. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this June 18, 2016 file photo, U.S. actress Olivia de Havilland poses during an Associated Press interview, in Paris. de Havilland is launching her own sequel to the TV series "Feud." The double Oscar-winning actress is suing FX Networks and producer Ryan Murphy's company, alleging unauthorized and false use of her name and invasion of privacy. The suit was filed in Los Angeles on Friday, June 30, 2017, one day before de Havilland turns 101. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood great Olivia de Havilland is launching her own sequel to the TV series "Feud" — a lawsuit.

The double Oscar-winning actress sued FX Networks and producer Ryan Murphy's company, alleging unauthorized and false use of her name and invasion of privacy.

The suit was filed in Los Angeles on Friday — one day before de Havilland turns 101. The actress, whose credits include the role of Melanie Hamilton in "Gone with the Wind," lives in Paris.

De Havilland's suit alleges that "Feud: Bette and Joan" used her name and identity without permission. The suit also claims the series inaccurately depicted her as a gossip, contrary to her behavior and reputation.

De Havilland was played by Catherine Zeta-Jones in the series, which focused on the testy relationship between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.

FX Networks declined comment Friday. Representatives for producer Murphy didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

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