On Monday, October 4, news surfaced that Shannen Doherty had won $6.3 million in a lawsuit against State Farm for damage done to her house in the 2018 California wildfire.
A federal jury in Los Angeles found that the insurance company’s failure to pay policy benefits for Doherty’s Malibu home was “unreasonable and without proper cause.”
The actress, who has been open about her battle with cancer recently, appeared on Good Morning America for an interview as well.
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Shannen Doherty’s net worth explored
According to the Celebrity Net Worth portal, Shannen is worth approximately $5 million dollars. However, after her lawsuit victory, more than $6.3 million would be added to the actress’ wealth, making her total net worth approximately $11.3 million.
The Memphis, Tennessee native has made most of her fortune in the entertainment business. Hailed as one of the most outspoken actresses’ of her times, Shannen, 50 has starred in great hits like Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985), Our House (1986–1988), Heathers (1989), Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–94), 90210 (2008–2009) and more.
The report in Celebrity net worth also states that in the early days of Beverly Hills, 90210, the actress earned $17,500 per episode. When she was cast in the 2008 reboot 90201, the actress was paid somewhere between $40,000 – $50,000 per episode.
Actress wins $6.3 Million in lawsuit against State Farm
The verdict given out in Shannen’s favour covers damages to her house and property, emotional distress and attorney’s fees.
Her lawyer, Devin McRae, said in a statement following the verdict, “We are happy they saw the case the way we do. This should send a message to State Farm and other institutions that they should not forget they are dealing with human beings.”
However, there is a chance that the issue might not be settled just yet. In its statement, State Farm said, “We empathize with Ms Doherty’s health and wish her the best. We are disappointed by the jury’s decision and respectfully disagree with it. We will explore all available legal options, including appealing the verdict.”
‘Another Day’ star opens up about cancer battle on GMA
Shannen’s recent interview with Good Morning America showed how brave and hopeful a person she really is. Speaking to the host, the actress said, “I never want to operate [like I’m dying].”
The Charmed actress also said she is busy “living life” these days and spending “a lot of time with friends and family, while continuing to work.”
Speaking up about the stigma against people with stage 4 cancer, Shannen said, “A lot of people who get diagnosed with Stage 4, they sort of getting written off. It’s assumed that they cannot work or they can’t work at their full capacity, and that is not true.”