On Tuesday morning, Shannen Doherty went on ABC’s “Good Morning America” to reveal that her cancer has returned and that it is stage 4, which typically means it has spread to different parts of her body.
But in new court documents filed later in the day, the “Beverly Hills 90210” actress was more direct in what her Stage 4 diagnosis signifies, according to TMZ and Entertainment Tonight. The opening line of the new documents read: “Plaintiff Shannen Doherty is dying of stage 4 terminal cancer.”
The documents are part of Doherty’s lawsuit against State Farm. She filed suit last year, alleging that the insurance company has been dragging its feet in paying out her $1.4 million claim over the “severe” fire and smoke damage her Malibu home sustained in the November 2018 Woolsey Fire, Variety reported.
Doherty’s attorney claims that the company’s intransigence has prevented the “Charmed” actress from moving back in to her home, where she would like to peacefully live out “her remaining years.”
On Good Morning America, Doherty, 48, expressed a desire to get “control of the narrative” over her diagnosis, which she knew would be revealed in the new court filings.