State Farm claims Shannen Doherty using cancer diagnosis to get a payout

Doherty sued State Farm in March 2019 following the 2018 California wildfires

State Farm is claiming that actress Shannen Doherty's announcement this week that her cancer had returned is a way of garnering sympathy in a legal fight.

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Doherty, 48, revealed on Tuesday her breast cancer has returned, saying her diagnosis was going to become public as part of the lawsuit, according to the New York Post's Page Six.

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Doherty sued State Farm in March 2019 after the insurance giant refused to pay the full amount for home repairs following the 2018 California wildfires.

The actress from “Charmed” and “Beverly Hills, 90210” first revealed she had breast cancer in 2015 and charted her battle with the disease and its remission on social media.

In a court filing Tuesday, her lawyers argue Doherty has been forced to pay out of pocket for losses she believes should be covered by her insurance policy. "Plaintiff Shannen Doherty is dying of stage 4 terminal cancer. Instead of living out her remaining years peacefully in her home, Ms. Doherty remains displaced and battling with her insurance company," they argue.

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“Plaintiff 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,” the court documents state.

State Farm claims in a new filing that Doherty’s house only had smoke damage and not any fire or structural damage.

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The insurance company said it has already paid $1 million to the actress.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.