Valerie Harper Wants Cancer Lawsuit Dismissed

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May 5, 2014 | 7:25am EST

Actress Valerie Harper has asked a judge to throw out playwright Matthew Lombardo’s lawsuit over her cancer diagnosis, insisting she told him about her illness as soon as it returned.
The star is being sued for $2 million by Lombardo and the producers of Broadway play Looped, who allege she kept her health crisis a secret when her lung cancer returned last year so she could star in the production, but cost bosses a fortune when she was eventually forced to pull out.
However, Harper is adamant she informed Lombardo as soon as she discovered she was ill again, and is asking a judge to dismiss the lawsuit, according to
Harper is believed to be pursuing her own legal action against the show’s bosses over allegations they failed to pay her until the end of her contract after she exited the play.