Shannen Doherty is refusing to be painted as the villain once again and firing back at claims that she’s responsible for drama on the set of the “Beverly Hills, 90210” reboot.
It was reported on Thursday that the show-runner, and multiple writers for the “90210” reboot had quit over claims of alleged interference from “two of the show’s lead actresses.”
It is also being reported that Doherty is a “control freak,” and made accusations that she kept putting her two cents in with the production causing problems.
Doherty fired back on Friday, writing, “Being a part of tv history is an honor but it also comes with some massive backlash. There has been many stories floating around about this show and me. One of the reasons I hesitated to say yes was for this crap. The only thing I’m a control freak over is my health. Trying to stay healthy and positive.”
She continued, “I realized this morning, that I have a fear of doing what I love because of headlines like this. Not only because there is zero truth to it but because it lessens me and my journey, battle, experience with cancer. Why should I be scared to work? And why aren’t people held accountable for their fabricated stories?”
The actress was adamant, “I refuse to be cast in the same villain role because “journalists” lack imagination and I certainly refuse to be cheapened as a survivor and as a woman by them.”
Doherty finished, “Yes, i am a strong woman. I have been thru hell and back. I am compassionate and caring. I’m multi faceted and not someone to be pigeon holed. I am a woman with my own story. Please stop trying to tell your wildly inaccurate, exaggerated story of me. I promise… you don’t know me.”
As we reported, Doherty was absent from the FOX Upfronts, but a source told us she missed the event for a previously scheduled obligation.
The show is (hopefully) set to premiere on August 7.