An actress who became a big star on television revealed she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Shannen Doherty, known for her roles as Brenda Walsh on “Beverly Hills, 90210” and Prue Halliwell on “Charmed,” made the revelation in documents filed today in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Doherty says in the documents that she found out in March she had invasive breast cancer, which she said had spread during a period of time when she was uninsured.
“She’s suing the business management firm of Tanner Mainstain, saying it was their job to ensure timely payment of the medical insurance premiums she had through the Screen Actors Guild,” THR reports.
Her complaint is quoted in the story saying: “In November 2013, SAG sent the premium invoice to Tanner Mainstain for Plaintiff’s medical insurance coverage for the year 2014. However, Defendants ignored it, failed to pay it (without informing Plaintiff) and then promptly terminated their relationship with [Doherty] effective February 7, 2014.”
The complaint also reportedly states: “Plaintiff was also informed that, had she been insured and able to visit her doctor, the cancer could potentially have been stopped, thus obviating the need for the future treatment (including mastectomy and chemotherapy) that Plaintiff will likely have to suffer through now.”