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Shannen Doherty settles lawsuit against former manager

By Agencies Updated: Aug 23, 2016 9:28 pm

Shannen Doherty has settled her lawsuit against her former manager.
The 45-year-old actress – who was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2015 – sued Steven Blatt after accusing him of mismanaging her insurance premiums and allowing her health insurance to lapse last year, meaning she then couldn’t see a doctor, leading to a delay in her breast cancer diagnosis.
However, TMZ reports that “both sides agreed to settle the matter lae last week” but the settlement amount is confidential.
Shannen’s diagnosis was made public in August 2015 when she filed her lawsuit against her former management and accounting firm.
In court documents, the actress accused the firm of ignoring an invoice to pay her insurance premium in early 2014.
The ‘Charmed’ star re-enrolled in the programme shortly before doctors discovered she has “invasive breast cancer metastatic to at least one lymph node”.
Her medical team believe the cancer spread last year and would have been easier to treat if it had been detected earlier, but she failed to get a check-up at the time due to her lack of insurance.
Confirming the news at the time, Shannen vowed to remain positive.
She said: “Yes, I have breast cancer, and I am currently undergoing treatment. I am continuing to eat right, exercise and stay very positive about my life. I am thankful to my family, friends and doctors for their support and, of course, my fans who have stood by me.”

By Agencies Updated: Aug 23, 2016 9:28:16 pm