Shannen Doherty says her insurance company is only looking out for themselves after her home was damaged in the Woolsey Wildfire.
In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, and obtained by The Blast, the former “Beverly Hills 90210” star claims State Farm’s motto is, “Here to help life go right,” and it is “there for what matters most,” but says in reality, “When something doesn’t ‘go right,’ State Farm will fight its insureds tooth and nail to avoid having to pay out under the policy.”
The star says “State Farm will take advantage of the vulnerability and distress of its policy holders when they find themselves in the very situations they paid thousands of dollars in premiums to insure against.”
Doherty says her home suffered severe smoke damage from the Woolsey Fire that swept through Malibu last November, and is currently unable to live at the property.
However, she says State Farm only offered two weeks of coverage for a temporary residence while the house was cleaned up, which Doherty says is ridiculous.
She also says the entire ordeal has been “incredibly distressing,” especially as she undergoes “invasive cancer treatment, including chemo and radiation therapy.
The star was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 and has been very open about her treatment.
Doherty is requesting indemnification for all losses currently covered under her State Farm policy, and damages for the alleged wrongful denial of benefits.