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Originally posted 08/04/2011 05:30PM
For Ryan O'Neal, it was a sadly familiar scene: his son Redmond standing before a judge expressing exasperation over Redmond's latest drug-related troubles with the law.
Only this time, it was different. The long-troubled 26-year-old Redmond faces not only a much more severe penalty, including a long prison term, but a new psychological burden.
"He never recovered from the loss of his mother," Ryan told PEOPLE Thursday outside the Los Angeles Superior Court after Redmond pleaded not guilty to two charges, felony possession of heroin and being a felon in possession of a handgun.
Originally posted 08/02/2011 05:15PM
A year after graduating from an intensive, court-ordered drug program, Redmond O'Neal was arrested for investigation of drug possession Tuesday by Santa Monica police during a traffic stop.
"After Mr. O'Neal admitted to being on felony probation and consented to a search, the officers found heroin and marijuana in the vehicle," Sgt. Richard Lewis tells PEOPLE.
O'Neal, who was not determined to be under the influence of drugs, was booked and held without bail pending a court appearance Thursday.
Originally posted 06/26/2010 04:30PM
Ryan, Tatum and Redmond O’Neal commemorated the one year anniversary of the death of Farrah Fawcett Friday by visiting the actress’ Los Angeles gravesite.
Redmond, Fawcett’s 25-year-old son, was on a day pass from a sober living facility where he is undergoing court-ordered drug rehab.
"I saw my mom’s gravesite for the first time today," Redmond told PEOPLE at a private gathering Friday evening to celebrate the opening of The Farrah Fawcett Foundation, founded to promote funding for alternative methods of cancer research. "I miss my mother so much. I’m glad she’s not suffering anymore. I know she’s looking down on us."
Originally posted 03/09/2010 07:00PM
"On behalf of myself, my father Ryan O’Neal and my entire family, we are deeply saddened that a truly beautiful and talented actress Farrah Fawcett was not included in the memorial montage during the 82nd Academy Awards. We are bereft with this exclusion of such an international icon who inspired so many for so many reasons. Beautiful, talented Farrah will never be forgotten by her family and amazing fans."
Originally posted 03/08/2010 02:50PM
Farrah Fawcett's longtime partner, Ryan O'Neal, has joined other Hollywood figures including Jane Fonda and Roger Ebert in expressing dismay that Fawcett was left out of the "In Memoriam" segment of Sunday's Academy Awards.
"There is no comment other than we were disappointed that she was not included," a rep for O'Neal tells PEOPLE.
Fonda and Ebert both Tweeted about the snub during the broadcast. "No Farrah Fawcett in the memorial tribute? Major fail," Ebert wrote. "And where was Farrah Fawcett? She should have been included #oscars #FAIL," wrote Fonda.
Originally posted 03/03/2010 04:20PM
Redmond O'Neal, appearing in court Wednesday for a status hearing on his judge-ordered drug rehab, tells PEOPLE that his late mother Farrah Fawcett is on his mind as he fights addiction.
"I'm doing great. I am focused on my recovery and plan not to let anything get in the way," O'Neal, 25, says. "I am doing my best to make my mother proud."
As part of the evaluation, L.A. Superior Court Judge Michael Tynan eliminated all home visits for O'Neal, who is in a one-year residential facility, telling him, "Right now, pal, you are still in trouble. You need to take a good look inside or nothing will ever change."
O'Neal's incarceration stems from a January 2008 drug arrest and a probation violation. He's scheduled for another progress report on April 7.
Originally posted 11/17/2009 06:50PM
A love story until the very end, Ryan O'Neal stayed with Farrah Fawcett until her death from cancer. So how, then, does he react to reports that the actress left most of her estate to their son Redmond – and nothing to him?
"Farrah's and my relationship was based on a deep love and respect for one another and for our son Redmond," O'Neal says in a statement. "After discussing how her financial affairs would be handled in the event of her passing we agreed that our son Redmond would be the primary beneficiary of her estate. These were Farrah's wishes and I am perfectly happy with them."
Originally posted 09/24/2009 06:15PM
Redmond O'Neal, the 24-year-old son of actors Ryan O'Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett, was released from a California jail Thursday after a judge ordered him into an in-patient drug rehab facility.
Saying Redmond was "doing extremely well," Judge Jane Godfrey of Los Angeles Superior Court sent O'Neal to the Impact Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center in Pasadena, Calif., where he will participate in a one-year residential program. O'Neal's incarceration stemmed from a January 2008 drug arrest and a probation violation.
"Redmond has embraced recovery," his attorney Richard Pintal tells PEOPLE. "All of his reports are extremely positive. He has taken huge steps towards his new life. This has been a very challenging time for Redmond. He lost his mother while in recovery. He loved his mother dearly and that was extremely hard on him. It would be challenging for anybody, much less a 24-year-old coming to grips with his addiction and recovery."
Originally posted 09/18/2009 04:45PM
Five months after his arrest for bringing heroin into a jail facility, Redmond O'Neal pleaded no contest Friday in a Santa Clarita, Calif., courtroom and was sentenced to a minimum of one year in a residential drug treatment program.
O'Neal, 24, son of Ryan O'Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett, is expected to be moved from the Pitchess Detention Center – where he was already serving time for violating his probation on drug charges – to the Impact Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center in Pasadena, Calif.
Originally posted 08/03/2009 11:55AM
Speaking publicly for the first time since the death of his longtime partner Farrah Fawcett on June 25, Ryan O'Neal says he wishes he could have a second shot at the 30-year relationship, and wonders if his own sometimes cruel character somehow led to her fateful illness.
The grieving actor, 68, tells Vanity Fair in its September issue (on sale Aug. 5) that he'd love to "do it over," given the chance, and in the process would change some unpleasant flaws in himself that caused Fawcett pain. "I would have been much kinder, more understanding, more mature," he says. "I'd lose some of the savagery. I don't know how she got cancer; maybe some of it was me."
O'Neal and Fawcett split up in 1998 after a tumultuous 20 years, and reconnected in 2001, after he was diagnosed with leukemia. O'Neal blames that split on, among other things, her menopause – and his own lack of sympathy.
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