Producer testifies he believed O'Neal stole Warhol

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In this Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 file photo, actor Ryan O’Neal, right, leaves court after he testified in a Los Angeles courtroom about his relationship with Farrah Fawcett and his claimed ownership of an Andy Warhol portrait of the actress. A reality TV producer told a jury on Wednesday Dec. 4, 2013, that he believes O’Neal stole a Warhol portrait of Fawcett taken from the late actress’ condominium. Craig Nevius provided photos and video that is being used by the University of Texas at Austin in its case against O’Neal to gain possession of the portrait, which the actor says was a gift from Warhol. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
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In this Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 file photo, actor Ryan O’Neal, right, leaves court after he testified in a Los Angeles courtroom about his relationship with Farrah Fawcett and his claimed ownership of an Andy Warhol portrait of the actress. A reality TV producer told a jury on Wednesday Dec. 4, 2013, that he believes O’Neal stole a Warhol portrait of Fawcett taken from the late actress’ condominium. Craig Nevius provided photos and video that is being used by the University of Texas at Austin in its case against O’Neal to gain possession of the portrait, which the actor says was a gift from Warhol. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A reality television producer has told a jury that he believes Ryan O'Neal stole an Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett from the late actress' home.

Craig Nevius testified Wednesday he made the conclusion, in part, based on conversations he had with Fawcett.

Nevius collaborated with Fawcett on the reality series "Chasing Farrah" and a documentary on her battle with cancer. He provided the University of Texas at Austin with photos and video footage that are being used as evidence in the university's fight against O'Neal over ownership of the artwork.

O'Neal testified on Monday that he was given the portrait by Warhol in 1980 and removed it from her condominium with permission of the trustee of Fawcett's estate.

The actress left all her artwork to her alma mater.

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