Faux Pas: Ryan O'Neal Hit on Daughter Tatum O'Neal at Farrah Fawcett's Funeral

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Just when you think you've heard it all.

Ryan O'Neal admits he has been so estranged from his daughter Tatum O'Neal that he hit on her at Farrah Fawcett's funeral because he didn't recognize her.

Farrah passed away June 25, a few hours before Michael Jackson.

"I had just put the casket in the hearse and I was watching it drive away when a beautiful blonde woman comes up and embraces me," Ryan told Vanity Fair.

"I said to her, 'You have a drink on you? You have a car?' She said, 'Daddy, it's me, Tatum!' I was just trying to be funny, and it's my daughter. It's so sick."

Fortunately, Tatum says she wasn't creeped out.

"That's our relationship in a nutshell," says the actress, who won an Oscar at age 10 for starring with Ryan in Paper Moon. "Make of it what you will. It had been a few years since we'd seen each other, and he was always a ladies' man."

Tatum had struggled with addiction growing up and hadn't spoken to her dad in years. Penning her 2004 memoir A Paper Life didn't help things, either.

Ryan recalls thinking. "How dare she throw our laundry in the street for money!"

Tatum, who was arrested for buying crack in June 2008, and has a history of problems, says her father "has every right to be angry about the book."

"No parent wants to hear their kid saying sh!t about them... But what I wrote in the book was true. I've got a battle with drugs, but I'm a strong, independent person, and I fight for myself, and my father and I butt heads."

"When I was 16 years old, he and Farrah moved in together, and after that I saw my dad periodically, and that took a long time to get over," she says.

"Would I do that to my kids? No, but I don't think Farrah was responsible for that. I truly thought Farrah Fawcett was inspirational and beautiful and kind. Anyway, it's past; I've moved on. I'm older now, and I forgive him."

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She left her son 5.5 million. Ryan was after that and would have gotten some if he had been her husband. What a con man!!!

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What were you thinking! How disrepectful and dishonorable to Farrah Fawcett, He is so full of S***t, this guy what a disgrace to his Daughter as well, this guy all he wanted was Farrah's money and how could one be so out of line. This guy is a Smuck!!! It's no wonder Tatum and her brother have had a difficult time in having any kind of real relationship with this so called father as he's so full of himself. Tatum is still a beautiful woman.

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This story truly reveals the truth behind why Tatum and her brother,
have had such a hard time having a relationship with their father.
How could he possibly not know this women was his daughter, and at Farrah's funeral, how dishonorable!~

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Ryan O'Neal deserves to spend the remainder of his live alone...he's tainted and soiled every person he's come into contact with all his life. Thank God Farrah Fawcett was too close to death to marry the s**t-head...it's obvious he was after her money. He's a classic case of a perverted, aging narcissist.

Tatum O'Neal Biography

Tatum O'Neal is an actress who used to be married to John McEnroe, and who has had some problems with alcohol and drug addiction. She is... More »
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