Shortly after Alyssa Milano denied getting Shannen Doherty fired from The WB’s Charmed, Doherty has issued a public response, standing by every word that she and co-star Holly Marie Combs said on her podcast about Milano’s allegedly toxic behavior on set.
Doherty even said that she and Combs “edited out anything that we thought would cause more drama” in an effort to “save the fans from heartbreak as much as humanly possible.”
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This response came Sunday during a MegaCon Orlando panel featuring Doherty, Combs and Rose McGowan. Milano had appeared solo on a separate panel at that same convention on Friday.
Knowing that fans would ask for her thoughts on Milano’s assertion that she did not get anyone fired, Doherty ended the panel by reading a prepared statement: “We simply told the truth [on my podcast], because the truth actually does matter. At this point in my life, with my health diagnosis, with fighting a 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 have put out there for me. We told it together. We told our truth, and we’re standing by our truths.”
“There is no revisionist history happening in the truth that I know we told,” she continued. “There is no brush-flinging or shoe-flinging. There is no lateness to set. There is no mediator for months on end. I recall the facts as if I were still living in them, and what I will say is what somebody else may call drama is an actual trauma for me that I’ve lived with for an extremely long time. It is only through my battle with cancer that I decided to address this trauma and be open and honest about it, so that I can actually heal from a livelihood that was taken away from me [and my family] because someone else wanted to be number one on the call sheet. That is the truth.”
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McGowan showed solidarity with Doherty, getting in the final word. “I will say one last thing: We’ve protected you for a long time,” she said, presumably to Milano. “We’ve protected you for as long as we could. Both of us, all of us. And there’s a great, great comedian named Katt Williams who has a wonderful, wonderful saying: ‘Winners do not let losers rewrite history.'”
Watch Doherty and McGowan’s full response via the TikTok below:
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