Shannen Doherty, 48, said in court filings on Tuesday that she is dying of stage IV terminal cancer and that she is being kept from living out her remaining days by insurance company State Farm, which she says will not give her money to repair damage caused to her home by the 2018 wildfires.
Doherty appeared on Good Morning America on Tuesday morning to share her condition. She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 then went into remission in 2017.
She learned the cancer had come back aggressively early last year and has kept it private since then but wanted to reveal it this week before it became public in court papers that are part of her ongoing lawsuit against insurance company State Farm over damage to her home from a 2018 wildfire.
State Farm has given her $1.1million since the fire but she says the damage to her home and property is $4million. She has also spent hundreds of thousands more on temporary housing and now she says the company has caused her additional stress.
In court papers filed hours later that were obtained by DailyMail.com, her lawyers say: ‘Shannen Doherty is dying of stage 4 terminal cancer.
‘Instead of living out her remaining years peacefully in her home, Ms Doherty remains displaced and battling with her insurance company to pay for the repairs necessary to fix the damage her home and personal belongings sustained in the Woolsey Fire in November 2018.’