Legendary actress Olivia de Havilland isn’t giving up on her lawsuit over the FX series “Feud: Bette and Joan.” The AP reports that the two-time Oscar winner filed an appeal today after the suit was thrown out of court in March by an appeals court.
The appeal asks the California Supreme Court to reverse the earlier decision and revive the lawsuit.
“De Havilland objected to her depiction on the show, saying her likeness was illegally used and her character, played by Catherine Zeta-Jones, came across as a vulgar gossipmonger,” the AP reports. “The appeals court ruled that creators’ First Amendment rights trump de Havilland’s objections.”
The report quotes a statement today from De Havilland’s lawyer saying the rejection of the lawsuit “puts everyone at the mercy of the media and entertainment industry.”
De Havilland, who’s 101 years old, won Oscars for her lead performances in “To Each His Own” (1946) and “The Heiress” (1949).