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X17 XCLUSIVE - Suing Mad Farrah Doc Producer: "I want Farrah's story to be Farrah's story."
Posted on Fri May 15, 2009 09:20 AM PDT

farrahprod200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - The producer of the documentary, "Farrah's Story," which airs on NBC tonight, told X17online in an exclusive statement, the lawsuit he filed Wednesday against Ryan O'Neal, Alana Stewart and O'Neal's business manager over their alleged interference in the production is motivated simply by a need to get his and Farrah's original vision to the public.

Producer Craig Nevius is suing the group to regain control over the film, and is seeking damages as a result of their alleged interference. He also claims that he was physically threatened by O'Neal. O'Neal et al. have told the public that they were "shocked" by this turn of events.

In an XCLUSIVE statement to X17online, Craig Nevius says:

    A spokesperson for some of the defendants has expressed that they were shocked and surprised by this suit and question my motivation. There was no reason for them to be shocked. They were given notice that this was coming if we could not reach an understanding regarding Farrah's Story.

    And as for my motivation? This is not about money. This is not about ego. This is not about anything but Farrah. I was entrusted with overseeing this very personal project. I am not only her collaborator but her friend. I want Farrah's vision to be seen and her voice to be heard. I want her dignity to be protected. I want Farrah's Story to be Farrah's story.

To date, no announcements have been made by NBC to halt the airing of the show tonight.

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