Actress Shannen Doherty has rushed to court fearing her private medical records could be leaked, as part of the lawsuit against her insurance company.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Doherty is pleading for a judge to keep her medical information private.
Doherty is suing State Farm Insurance for allegedly not paying for fire damage to her Malibu home. State Farm denies allegations of wrongdoing. They recently accused Doherty of refusing to turn over her medical records. A judge ordered the actress to hand over the records, sit for a deposition and allow for a home inspection.
Doherty agreed to sit for a deposition on December 12. The actress rushed to court days before the scheduled depo pleading for help. She expects to discuss her “confidential, private, sensitive medical history and present health status” during the deposition. Doherty says since she is a celebrity “there is a level of public interest in her health information that warrants a higher level of confidentiality.”
The actress says she has no issue handing over the records to State Farm. She is concerned about the information being leaked to third parties. State Farm fired back saying Doherty is playing legal games. They state, “Plaintiff should not be permitted, mere days before State Farm is scheduled to take the depositions of Plaintiff and her physician, to use the Protective Order to prevent State Farm from learning how Plaintiff’s medical condition requires $2.7 million in repairs to remediate the smoke damage.” In the docs, the insurance company revealed Doherty claims her “medical condition requires a complete rebuild of her home because, although it was not damaged by fire, it supposedly suffered smoke damage. Doherty claims her home needs a complete guy and rebuild of her home.
They are asking for the judge to shut down Doherty’s request for an amended protective order. State Farm argues Doherty has “addressed her medical condition publicly in the media since not later than 2015 and has continued to do so, up to and including this week.”
A judge has yet to rule.