Washington, July 16 (ANI): American actor Ryan O’Neal has slammed allegations that he was having an affair with late actress Farrah Fawcett’s best friend Alana Stewart, while his long-term girlfriend was battling cancer.
Both O’Neal, 68, and Stewart, 64, are said to have grown closer in the last three years after they joined forces to support Fawcett, who was battling anal cancer.
But O’Neal’s estranged son Griffin, who is one of the sources making the sordid claims, said that their friendship took a romantic turn during Fawcett’s final months, before her death on June 25.
“They were sharing a room together,” Contactmusic quoted him as having told In Touch Weekly magazine.
Griffin, 44, also claims that Fawcett’s ageing father, Jim, once walked in on the pair in the bedroom after flying in from Houston, Texas, to visit his ailing daughter.
“It made Jim uncomfortable, so he packed his bags and went home,” he added.
Javier Salazar, a friend of O’Neal and Fawcett’s son Redmond, also made a similar claim.
“Ryan and Alana’s relationship was fishy,” he said.
A former business partner of Fawcett’s also added: “Ryan and Alana are a little too cozy with each other. It is raising eyebrows. They both stayed at Farrah’s (home) in the end.”
Representatives for both O’Neal and Stewart have denied the claims, but have declined to comment further. (ANI)