Shannen Doherty Settles Cancer Lawsuit With Former Manager
Shannen Doherty can now focus solely on her health battle.
The actress has settled her case against her former manager, Steven Blatt. The 45-year-old sued after accusing him of mismanaging her insurance premiums and allowing her health insurance to lapse last year.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2015, but couldn’t see a doctor due to health insurance issues and it delayed her diagnosis.
According to TMZ, “both sides agreed to settle the matter late last week,” but the settlement amount is confidential.
In court documents, the former Beverly Hills, 90210 star accused the firm of ignoring an invoice to pay her insurance premium in 2014. She re-enrolled in the program just before doctors discovered the cancer spread to at least one lymph node.
Her doctor’s believe the cancer spread last year and would’ve been easier to treat if detected sooner.
"Yes, I have breast cancer, and I am currently undergoing treatment. I am continuing to eat right, exercise and stay very positive about my life,” she said at the time of her diagnosis.
“I am thankful to my family, friends and doctors for their support and, of course, my fans who have stood by me."
The Charmed star has been vocal about her cancer battle and hopes to inspire others living with the disease.