In the most recent episode of the podcast titled “Let’s Be Clear with Shannen Doherty,” which was released on Monday, the actor made the decision to be open and honest about her departure from the beloved WB series.
Doherty admitted in an open and honest talk with her former co-star on the program “Charmed,” Holly Marie Combs, that contrary to her prior assertion that she had freely left the show after the third season in 2001, she had in reality been fired from the show.
“My representatives, I recall them looking at me and saying, ‘No, no, no, your career won’t survive another termination, so we’re just going to say that you chose to depart,'” she said, providing insight into the reason for creating the claim that she left freely. She also provided an explanation for why the allegation was made.
The thought that came to my mind was, “Who would believe that I’m crazy enough to walk away from a successful show?” I recall busting out screaming with laughter.
Doherty provided the following explanation in regard to her choice to finally reveal the truth behind her departure from the series: “Repeating the same narrative endlessly, especially when it’s not the truth, becomes untenable.”
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In the episode, Combs related a conversation she had with Jonathan Levin, the producer of “Charmed.” According to Combs, Levin allegedly warned her that Milano had threatened legal action, saying that a hostile workplace atmosphere would be created if Doherty was not fired from the program.
Combs stressed that contemporary norms would not regard Milano’s disclosure of prospective legal implications to be acceptable. Milano had mentioned the possibility of legal penalties.
The fact that Doherty and Milano did not engage in any confrontations or angry exchanges while they were working together on the set was brought to her attention.
During the course of the conversation, Doherty verified her recollection by adding that she did not recall ever being unkind to Milano when they were working together on set.
In order to demonstrate her compassion and understanding, she cited an instance in which she went out of her way to fulfill Milano’s requirements for an episode of “Charmed” that was directed by Doherty.