AceShowbiz - Shannen Doherty has opened up on her wellbeing amid her ongoing litigation against State Farm Insurance - claiming the company is peddling lies about her smoking habits to the public.
The former "Charmed" star's house was among the properties damaged in the Woolsey Fire, which ripped through parts of Southern California in 2018, and she has been fighting agents at State Farm to cover the cost of a remodel ever since.
However, State Farm bosses claim that as her house didn't suffer any fire or structural damage, the compensation she has already received, said to be more than $1 million, should have been enough of a settlement to cover remediation, professional cleaning, and rent for a temporary home for a year.
The 48-year-old "BH90210" actress, who has been accused of trying to shame company representatives into paying up by going public with her stage 4 cancer battle, which she revealed to fans on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, alleged the company published a report claiming she smoked cigarettes until March 2019, and accused State Farm officials of violating a protective order by publishing her home address in public documents.
"Predictably, false claims about me were included among State Farm's improper disclosures, including the baseless assessment by State Farm's expert that I had been smoking until March, 2019," she said in a statement, according to Fox News. "It is outrageous that State Farm's 'industrial hygienist' believes it is appropriate for him to offer false speculation about me and for State Farm to place such lies in the public record," Doherty wrote.
The actress continued, "To be clear, I have not been a cigarette smoker since my initial cancer diagnosis in 2015."
She also stressed that the insurance company's actions are causing her to worry about her safety, noting, "The public disclosure of this information has caused me enormous emotional distress."
Doherty's attorney has also filed a motion asking the court to impose sanctions against State Farm, after officials reportedly filed a report about the actress' medical history in a lawsuit that she is not involved in.