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Originally posted 08/24/2011 03:15PM
Redmond O'Neal narrowly dodged a prison sentence Wednesday after a judge agreed he needed more treatment.
O'Neal, 26, pleaded no contest to felony gun and heroin possession in a Los Angeles courtroom and was sentenced to one-year inpatient treatment. The troubled son of Ryan O'Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett will remain on probation for the next five years.
In a joint statement, O'Neal's attorneys Richard Pintal and Michael Brewer told PEOPLE: "We are pleased and grateful that the judge gave Redmond further treatment rather than incarceration. His history of addiction warrants this approach."
Originally posted 08/14/2011 11:00AM
Their father-daughter relationship was torn by run-ins with the law and battles with addiction. For a while, they didn't even speak to each other – for 25 years.
But now, two years after Tatum and Ryan O'Neal reconnected following the death of his longtime love, Farrah Fawcett, they were able to put their differences aside – and put on their dancing shoes – to reach out to those in need at the Hollywood Arts Center for homeless and at-risk young adults.
"My dad loves to dance. He's been dancing since I remember," Tatum, 47, says in a preview of the finale of their OWN show, Ryan and Tatum: The O'Neals. "So it was great to see him dance because he's quite a good dancer."
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."
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