Shannen Doherty doubles down amid Alyssa Milano feud: 'There is no revisionist history happening'


The 'Charmed' stars remain under a spell of truth telling and defensive jabs at shared experiences (and resulting trauma) from filming The WB TV series

Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano and Shannen Doherty.
Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano and Shannen Doherty.SHUTTERSTOCK

Shannen Doherty has doubled down on claims that Alyssa Milano got her fired from Charmed.

The Beverly Hills, 90210 actress, 52, who is battling stage 4 cancer, was said by her friend and former co-star Holly Marie Combs to have been let go from The WB witchcraft series as show bosses feared Alyssa would sue for a "hostile workplace environment" if Shannen was not forced out.

During an appearance at Orlando's MegaCon on Sunday (February 4) with her Charmed co-stars Holly, 50, and Rose McGowan, also 50, Shannen was captured on video tearing up as she read a statement about the row, which erupted after she and Holly discussed her exit from Charmed on her podcast.

She said: "Holly and I, we were not mean on the podcast — my podcast, Let's Be Clear. In fact, we went in and we edited out anything that we felt would cause more drama.

"We simply told the truth because the truth actually does matter. But we wanted to try to save you, the fans, from heartbreak as much as humanly possible.

"At this point in my life with my health diagnosis — I'm sorry if I start crying — with fighting horrific disease every day of my life, it is also incredibly important to me that the truth actually be told as opposed to the narrative that others put out there for me.

"We told it together, we told our truths and we are standing by our truths."

Shannen went on: "There is no revisionist history happening in the truth that I know we told... there is no lateness to set, there is no mediator for months on end. I recall the facts as if I was still living in them."

Holly took to Instagram the day after the event to post a long explanation about why she was "disappointed" in Alyssa's denials over her alleged request to have Shannen ditched from Charmed.

Alyssa has said she felt "sad" about the claims and denied the claims on her Instagram, saying her former co-stars are participating in "revisionist history".