Shannen Doherty Settles Cancer Lawsuit
Shannen Doherty has settled her lawsuit against former business manager Steven Blatt and his firm. The actress, who revealed her breast cancer diagnosis last year, had sued the management company for $15 million for allegedly jeopardizing her health.
As Gossip Cop reported, Doherty claimed in August 2015 that the firm, Tanner, Mainstain, Glynn & Johnson, was responsible for the cancellation of her health insurance policy due to its failure to pay her premiums. The actress said she wasn’t able visit doctors for a year and her breast cancer went undetected as a result.
Doherty has undergone both a mastectomy and chemotherapy, treatments the actress said wouldn’t have been necessary had the disease been detected earlier. The actress has also been unable to work due to her disease, and has faced significant medical expenses. Doherty has now settled the $15 million lawsuit, but the amount she’ll receive hasn’t been disclosed.
The former “Beverly Hills, 90210” star had not publicly revealed her breast cancer diagnosis prior to filing the lawsuit. Shortly before the settlement, Blatt’s attorneys were reportedly trying to get Doherty to sit down for a second deposition to determine the severity of her illness, but that will no longer be necessary. Gossip Cop was unable to reach Doherty’s rep for comment.