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A dying Farrah Fawcett is caught in the middle of a legal battle between her long-time companion, Ryan O'Neal, and a producer who has worked with the Charlie's Angels star during her fight with cancer.

The dispute centres on the TV documentary Farrah's Story, which was set to air on NBC yesterday. Fawcett collaborated with producer Craig Nevius on the video diary that makes clear she is nearing the end of her life.

Nevius filed a breach of contract lawsuit this week after accusing O'Neal or his associates of taking over the documentary without Fawcett's authorization.

"The project was re-cut from top to bottom, and included footage that Farrah had never seen or approved," Nevius said.

He has also been banned by O'Neal's business manager from communicating with Fawcett "under physical and professional threat," he said.

The 90-minute film, much of it narrated by Fawcett, 62, chronicles the actress's numerous medical treatments and recent weeks when she has been bedridden, heavily medicated and barely able to recognize her and O'Neal's son, Redmond.

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