There has been an outpouring of public support for actress Shannen Doherty after she revealed that her breast cancer has come back and has now progressed to stage 4. NBC senior national correspondent Kate Snow reports, and NBC News medical contributor Dr. Natalie Azar analyzes Doherty’s diagnosis and her treatment options.
Shannen Doherty is dying of cancer and has been displaced from her damaged home after the devastating California wildfires -- damage she's fighting State Farm to repair -- and now the insurance company says cancer doesn't justify a total remodel.
Shannen has sued State Farm over the amount the company is willing to pay to make her home right again. State Farm is saying her home didn't suffer fire or structural damage. Nevertheless, State Farm claims in new legal docs it's paid more than $1 million, which includes remediation, professional cleaning and rent for a temporary house for a year.
State Farm says, Shannen "improperly claims she is entitled to have her entire home rebuilt at a cost of $2.7 million because she has breast cancer and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease."
And, get this ... State Farm says, "In fact, the first sentence of [Shannen's] memorandum ... reveals [her] plan at trial to garner sympathy by her contention that State Farm must rebuild her entire house ..."
Jason Priestley wants to be there for his friend in her time of need.
Priestley opened up to PEOPLE about supporting his former Beverly Hills, 90210 costar Shannen Doherty amid her cancer battle, saying he reached out to her after hearing the “heartbreaking” news.
“I reached out to her yesterday when the news broke,” he told PEOPLE at Monte Carlo Television Festival 60th Anniversary Celebration on Wednesday. “She’s overwhelmed with well wishers and with people reaching out to her. I haven’t heard back from her yet, but I’m sure that I will very soon.”
Doherty, 48, and Priestley, 50, famously starred as Minnesota-bred twins Brenda and Brandon Walsh on the hit ’90 series. The two reunited last year for the self-referential reboot, BH90210.
Shannen Doherty is accusing insurer State Farm of causing her 'enormous emotional distress' by publishing her personal information and making 'false claims' about her smoking habits.
The 48-year-old Charmed actress - who this week revealed she is battling stage IV cancer - is embroiled in an ongoing dispute with the company over repairs to her Los Angeles home, left damaged by a 2018 wildfire.
Doherty has received a total of $1.1million from State Farm to pay for repairs to the property. However, she claims the damage costs are closer to $4million.
The star said the blaze left harmful soot, char and ash particles on the property, which the company did not adequately remove and which could possibly exacerbate her illness.
However, the insurance giant accused Doherty of trying to 'garner sympathy' and suggested in court documents that the star continued to smoke cigarettes after receiving her latest cancer diagnosis last February.
Now, Doherty is hitting back, filing a new declaration in her court case against State Farm on Friday, which has been obtained by Fox News, accusing the company of lying and toying with her public image.
Shannen Doherty has reached out to fans and thanked them for their support, after revealing she has been diagnosed with stage four cancer. The former Beverly Hills 90210 star revealed, earlier this month, that her cancer has come back and she has been living with it in secret for a year now.
Taking to Instagram, Shannen admitted she is struggling to come to terms with the new diagnosis and that to say she is stressed right now would be an ‘understatement’. Alongside a picture of her horse riding, Shannen candidly wrote: ‘I want to thank all of you for your love, prayers and support. It’s an odd time right now and I find my feet not completely underneath me. ‘To say I have stress is an understatement. To say that I’m struggling is mild. But… I believe that I will find my footing. I’ll dig deep for the inner strength I need to face it all.’
After learning that her breast cancer had returned as stage 4 and calling it "a bitter pill to swallow" on "Good Morning America," "Charmed" actress Shannen Doherty says she's ready to fight back by starting a new journey to a healthier life.
She left fans a positive update over the weekend, alongside a slew of pictures of her hanging with friends and preparing a delicious meal. "After a year of dealing with cancer coming back and other stresses, I’m back at it," she confirmed on Saturday. "Taking care of myself and embracing every day."