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Former 90210 star Shannen Doherty reveals cancer diagnosis

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Published 20/08/2015 | 07:48

Actress Shannen Doherty
Actress Shannen Doherty

Shannen Doherty is battling breast cancer.

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The 44-year-old actress revealed her illness as she filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against her former management company Tanner Mainstain Glynn & Johnson.

In the legal documents obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, the former Beverly Hills, 90210 star was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer back in March.

She is accusing her ex business managers and accountants of failing to correctly manage her money. She also alleges she didn’t know that when she was fired from the company, her insurance was terminated, meaning that she was uninsured as the cancer unknowingly spread.

Shannen Doherty found fame in Beverly Hills 90210
Shannen Doherty found fame in Beverly Hills 90210

According to the lawsuit, Shannen’s doctors have said that if the actress had been given the option of more drastic treatments earlier in her battle against the disease, it may have stopped the cancer from spreading.

“In November 2013, SAG sent the premium invoice to Tanner Mainstain for Plaintiff’s medical insurance coverage for the year 2014,” the complaint reads, according to the publication. “However, Defendants ignored it, failed to pay it (without informing Plaintiff) and then promptly terminated their relationship with [Doherty] effective February 7, 2014.”

Actress Shannen Doherty arrives at the premiere of New Films Cinemas
Actress Shannen Doherty arrives at the premiere of New Films Cinemas "Burning Palms" at the Arclight Hollywood

“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.”

It is unclear exactly what treatments Shannen has had for the cancer so far.

Actress Shannon Doherty (R) and photographer Kurt Iswarienko arrives at The Weinstein Company And Relativity Media's 2011 Golden Globe Awards Party
Actress Shannon Doherty (R) and photographer Kurt Iswarienko arrives at The Weinstein Company And Relativity Media's 2011 Golden Globe Awards Party

In addition to her lawsuit, the actress’ photographer husband Kurt Iswarienko is also suing Tanner Mainstain Glynn & Johnson and its former partner Steven D. Blatt.

Kurt claims that the company’s failure to manage the couple’s money correctly led to a host of financial troubles for the pair, including various tax audits and liens.

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