O'Neal: Maybe Tatum Drama Caused Farrah's Cancer
Family drama probably won't improve after this interview
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 21, 2011 12:07 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Well, this probably won’t help their already fragile relationship: Ryan O’Neal thinks family drama, much of which revolved around his kids, may have caused partner Farrah Fawcett’s fatal cancer. "What bothers me the most is that there was turmoil during my love affair with Farrah. A lot of it caused by my family, by my kids. All of them, but particularly Tatum,” O’Neal said yesterday on Piers Morgan Tonight. “I just think that if she had never met us, would she still be alive today? Because nobody knows what causes cancer.”

He pointed out that Fawcett didn’t smoke or drink, and exercised every day. “And then we came along. The four of us. And gradually she got weaker. I don't know.” Morgan noted that his assessment would be “harsh” for Tatum to have to hear, prompting O’Neal to respond, “Sorry Tatum. But you probably know, too. But it’s not Tatum. I was the catalyst.” The New York Daily News notes that his disturbing comments continued: Tatum “was not supportive" of the relationship, says O'Neal. "She was cruel. She wanted it to go down.” Click for a recent interview Tatum gave about her father.

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lauriec67
Jun 22, 2011 9:42 AM CDT
WHAT???????????? he blames his kids for cancer?????????????????? omg! and I thought my dad was kinda mean! lol is he kidding me? and,never having heard of her having anal sex (TMI) and her DR thinking perhaps that was an underlying cause, is that idiot then saying perhaps Tatum did her from behind? what a freakin loser! people need to STOP giving him a platform for his personal insanity! Piers must be desperate to have him as a guest! are there no normal people left for the Larry King wannabe to talk to? disgusting!@ and I mean both of them!
Person12345
Jun 22, 2011 9:26 AM CDT
I watched part of his interview with Piers and am appalled at how utterly stupid Ryan is. He has the mentality of a rock. He refuses to face the fact that he ruined a lot of lives, including his own. Doctors said that Farah's cancer was probably caused by having a n a l s e x - thanks for that Ryan. He is such a has-been train wreck. He can blame his kids if he wants to, but they are the products of his parenting.
MDD
Jun 21, 2011 9:11 PM CDT
Here I thought she got anal cancer form Ryan banging her in the ass all thouse years??