Broadway Playwright And Producers Sue Top Actress Claiming She Hid Cancer
Valerie Harper is being sued for $2 million.
…Matthew Lombardo…charges she didn’t tell him she had cancer until after she signed on to star in his play.
Lombardo charges Harper and her husband, Tony Cacciotti, hid her bout with lung cancer until it spread to her brain, forcing her to b
ail out of last year’s national tour of “Looped.”
At the time she left the play he wrote, doctors had given the 74-year-old “Rhoda” star just months to live.
The suit filed in Manhattan Federal Court charges that although Harper and Cacciotti “were both aware” she had been diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009, neither bothered to disclose it to Lombardo.