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Redmond O'Neal allowed visit with ailing Farrah Fawcett

Redmond200 Troubled celebrity progeny Redmond O'Neal was allowed a court-approved visit over the weekend with his mother, Farrah Fawcett, who is battling cancer, authorities said today.

O’Neal, the 24-year-old son of actors Ryan O’Neal and Fawcett, was arrested earlier this month on charges of trying to smuggle drugs into a county jail, the latest in a string of drug-related arrests.

Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said a judge granted a removal order Friday that allows O'Neal to temporarily leave jail for the visit under sheriff's supervision.

The meeting between O'Neal and his mother took place Saturday for three hours at Fawcett's home and was supervised by a sergeant and a deputy, costing $1,285 and paid for by O'Neal's family, Whitmore said.

"This does happen from time to time in cases such as funerals or to see a relative who is gravely ill," Whitmore said of court-ordered visits.

-- Andrew Blankstein

Photo credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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Sounds like Farrah is pretty serious. Hope that she is at peace with her family.

His MOTHER is dying. Have the drug prohibitionist any compassion at all?? Where are the Christians? Have the lions eaten ALL of them? I'm sure Redmond was trying to reduce a friends pain in a very painfull existance, ie: Prison. The O'Neals' are an American tragedy, ask Francis Ford Coppala.

"Judge not, and you shall not be judged: condemn not, and you shall not be condemned: forgive, and you shall be forgiven:"

American King James Version

Think it through folks, before you belly up to the shallow judgements bar.

be strong !

PHoenix, AZ

The O'Neals are not an Amercian tragedy; they are an American disaster of their own making.

How sad for Farrah..dying and a son in prison due to his inability to quench the need for dope.

Sad, sad, sad. Last sight she sees, a son beaten up, eaten up and going down the wrong path.

He is where he is supposed to be in prison. He has not learned his lesson, nor picked a different path.

It's a long journey, his mother's journey is at an end.

Learn from this.

"How sad for Farrah..dying and a son in prison due to his inability to quench the need for dope."

More like the government's unquenched need to control people and make big bucks by locking them up - along with all the other trappings of prohibition. Time to fire a bunch of these gestapo wanna-bes and put the money into something productive. Here's the model:


Lets deviate from the smuggling charge, and put the act of possession in perspective for all you perfect folks out there. For the crime of possession, what is the criminal act involved...but to be addicted to drugs. Did they murder, did they do violence, in a way they are just a victim, and a true victim. Where as the folks behind the jailing of these victimless drug addict crimes of possession are truly guilty, and their crimes are not victimless, for they are the ones behind putting these poor addicted souls in prisons. Its not enough that they destroy themselves in the process, but they now have the help of the cruel and unusual punishments they receive there.

Come on give the kid a break, his Mom is sick for Gods sake & that's tough to deal with, he'll cope sooner or later. Who are YOU to say that they are an American Disaster? Farrah & Ryan are still together after all these years & all their troubles, I call that TRUE LOVE and wish them many more years. Stay strong Farrah, the world would be a much darker place without you. I've always loved you & always will. My Prayers are with you? God Bless!

For a minute, set aside what you think of drugs and bad behavior of celebrities and think about this in the framework of the tragedy that this is: A mother on her deathbed and a son having wasted his life on the wrong path meeting probably one last time. Had his mother not been a celebrity or his father a famous person, there would probably be more of a sympahty toward him. While doing drugs is nothing to write home about, it does not diminish the scope of this. I feel sorry for both of them, but do hope this last visit will serve him a jolt to shake off the drug habit and make something of himself. In the meantime, you do the right thing and show a little compassion toward your fellow mankind.

In saying the Oneals are a natinal disaster, I was not speaking of Farah - just the boys from the oldest to the youngest and if you don't know their history, do your reserach before you attack me. Or ask Tatum. She'll tall ya, in fact she has.

And, actually, Farah and Ryan have not been "together" for quite a while. Again, do your research.

My comment that I did not include Farah in my remark abou the ONeals being an American disaster was not approved apparently. Nor did I inlcude Tatum. It seems females are the victims of this clan - but then there was also Francis Ford Coppolla's son . . .

Farrah is dying.
She has days to live.
I have always loved her, but it is time for her to go.
Redmond should have had more guts than to do a stupid thing like that at a time like this.
He is a coward.
Farrah deserves better than his garbage.
I will say my final goodbye to Farrah tomorrow.

George Vreeland Hill

Farrah, you have been a part of my life as far back as when you started on Charlie's Angels. What a beauty! Since I found out about your illness - my heart broke. It was like another icon of our past was preparing to depart. Icons, I refer to as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, etc. What a sad time for us.....

I will not speak ill of your son....after all, you are his mother and there is no love like a "mother's love." It is unconditional.

My prayers and love are with YOU, Farrah. May God grant you peaceful transition and serenity of His love....

I just want to say one thing for all you belly up ruthless people out there passing judgement on this poor family.... god forbid if one of your family members was in the same position!!!! Let me tell you in this time of need of her fans that truely love her how dare you pass judgement on her only son. she has been there for him through thick and thin and if any of you have a son and your a good parent iam sure you still love him for who he is not for what he has done in the past.she needs us fans to be sending our condolence and our sympathy not your harsh words in time of grievence.let me tell you her son has felt the wrath of jail obviously you have never had a son in jail god bless the o neal family and all that is a part of her life


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