During an interview with Barbara Walters, an emotional Ryan O’Neal was asked about his son Redmond, who was absent from him mother Farrah Fawcett’s final moments due to being in jail on drug charges. Cunning, baffling, and powerful is just the beginning with this. Thick denial was in the air as O’Neal played the victim, claiming that he had no idea what went wrong with Redmond. Hmmm? Allow me to comment and play arm chair diagnostician for a moment.
Redmond O’Neal: Born into a family of legendary addicts. Dad has long history of drugs and violence, at one point he knocked his own son’s teeth out and last year was arrested for firing a gun at his son (his defense was he was trying to scare Griffin who was swinging a fireplace poker at him). Older half-sister Tatum struggles with the addictive disease while the media looks on and judges. Older half-brother Griffin has his own struggles, including a manslaughter charge. Mom, a sex symbol, acts crazier than a shithouse rat on the Letterman show.
Unfortunately Redmond stood little chance of avoiding an addiction. He has the genetics (the gun is loaded) and an environment that supports (encourages) addiction. Ryan O’Neal states he is “Mad at Redmond”, for this. Twisted, sanctimonious horseshit Ryan. He was arrested on meth charges, not with other out of control kids but with his own father. Here is what I have to say about Redmond.
“Sadly Redmond continues to suffer from chemical use disorder, a genetic disease that many of his family members suffer from. To date, treatment attempts have not stabilized the disease. The family will continue to support Redmond in seeking help and continued efforts to battle this deadly disease”
Why is Farrah’s battle with cancer ‘courageous” and Redmond’s battle with addiction something his addict father is mad at him about? Lucy, ‘splain!