Tanner Stransky
May 11, 2009 AT 01:58 PM EDT

In an interview with The LA Times that was conducted last August and is just now being published, the cancer-stricken Farrah Fawcett talks candidly about all the privacy issues — most notably with the National Enquirer, which allegedly paid a UCLA Medical Center worker to feed them info about her condition — she’s had since being diagnosed with cancer. “They obviously know it’s like buying stolengoods,” she said of the National Enquirer in the interview. “They’ve committed a crime.” The U.S. Attorney’s Office is continuing to investigate the situation,which Fawcett exposed through a personal sting operation. Fawcett wants the Enquirer charged with crimes related to the UCLA worker’s behavior. “It’s much easier,” she says, “to go through something and deal with it without being under a microscope.”

“I’m a private person,” she said in theinterview. “I’m shy about people knowing things. And I’m really shyabout my medical [care]. It would be good if I could just go and healand then when I decided to go out, it would be OK. It seems that there are areas that should be off-limits.”

This Friday, fans will again hear from Fawcett. The former Charlie’s Angels star will walk viewers through her illness in NBC’s Farrah’s Story, a two-hour documentary she shot with friend Alana Stewart that will air at 9 p.m. ET. Last week, Fawcett’s longtime partner Ryan O’Neal told People that Fawcett’s treatment is over and “she stays in bed now.”

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