Shannen Doherty has been awarded $6.3 million in a State Farm lawsuit involving a house fire.
Shannen Doherty won her claim against State Farm.
The 50-year-old “Beverly Hills, 90210” alum was granted $6,346,000 in damages in February 2019 after suing her insurance carrier for failing to provide adequate coverage for her Malibu home, which was destroyed in a November 2018 California wildfire.
The multimillion-dollar settlement compensates her for losses to her house and personal goods, as well as for emotional suffering and attorney fees.
“We appreciate the jury members’ deliberations on Shannen’s case,” Doherty’s attorney, Devin McRae, told People on Monday. “We are relieved they saw the matter in the same light as we do. This should serve as a reminder to institutions that they are dealing with human beings.”
State Farm’s representative told Page Six that the business is “disappointed” and “respectfully disagree[s]” with the jury’s decision, adding that the company will “consider all possible legal alternatives, including appealing the judgement.”
However, the official added that they “empathize with Ms. Doherty’s health and wish her the best.”
State Farm claimed earlier this year, throughout the course of the case’s court processes, that Doherty used her cancer diagnosis to garner sympathy and obtain a settlement for her property.
In court records, insurance company attorneys stated that the former “Charmed” star intended to “gain sympathy through her contention that State Farm must reconstruct her whole property” during the trial.
Plaintiff asserts an erroneous claim that she is entitled to have her entire home rebuilt at a cost of $2.7 million due to breast cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,” an attorney noted at the time.
State Farm contended in a court filing that Doherty’s house sustained only smoke damage and not fire or structural damage.
It claimed to have spent $1 million on remediation, professional cleaning, and renting a temporary house for the actress.
McRae, Doherty’s attorney, told The Post at the time that State Farm’s accusation that Doherty disclosed her health condition solely to gain sympathy was “appalling.”
“Of course, cancer and a chronic respiratory ailment are intimately related to the method and extent of fire and smoke remediation in her home and on her clothing,” McRae explained.
Doherty was diagnosed with breast cancer for the first time in 2015. In 2017, she achieved remission, but the cancer returned three years later.
Doherty told “Good Morning America” on Monday that she is “fighting for her life.”
A representative for Doherty did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Page Six.