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Linda: you are blowing smoke up someones ass. You are singing Valerie praises about her terminal cancer and if you read the the article Her terminal cancer went away like a fart in a wind storm and she is alive and well. I am not implying that she never had cancer and went through a period of stress and turmoil, but keep in mind that she is an actor and as such played her affliction out to the max. Now look at the other side of the coin. Her business is a dog eat dog existence and as such the producers are as tenacious and determined as she is. She knew about her condition for an extended period and it seems that it was swept under the table until she had to take action. It's obvious she had signed the contracts to perform probably knowing she would be unable to fulfill her legal commitment and although she left the production for health reasons the production still had to get a substitute and bring the sub up to speed. To me this reeks of some one that was attempting the odds in their favor. Her efforts to bring legal action for a salary that she did not earn will point this out. She opened the door for a counter suit and the production company has every right to protect their investment. Keeping in ming that Valerie withheld vital health information that likely would have prevented her from securing a contract in the initial stages of the production. Apparently by withholding her condition she herself did not believe that the situation was a bad as it really was. I truly am glad that she pulled thru the crisis and wish she has continued good health. However she took a gamble and lost.

October 26 2014 at 3:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Lung cancer likes brain. A simple biopsy would have set it straight from the beginning .

May 29 2014 at 7:12 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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Nice to know some people have more kdge on cancer than the medical profession , when are you opening your fist clinic ....

October 26 2014 at 10:57 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

So much for medical privacy and the Americans with Disabilities Act

May 07 2014 at 12:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Back The Hell Off Of Valerie Harper. Whoever inspired this suffers from extremely poor behavior. They definitely have no civil, diplomatic & caring behavior in the space between both ears.

May 06 2014 at 1:47 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

If I would have written a headline like this in journalism class I would have failed the assignment!

May 05 2014 at 11:22 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

People read the entire article. It is a misleading headline! Harper sued them first for a salary that she never earned!

May 05 2014 at 11:14 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

Sued for having cancer and not blabbing in all over is just bad form. She wants to continue to work and telling them upfront would have ended the same way. Valerie not working. They can find a replacement for their stage production. REALLY. show business has NO HEART.

May 05 2014 at 12:46 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

Ok sad but. They did not have an understudy just in case of illness?
This is so very sad

May 04 2014 at 7:49 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Just how much did they lose, when they had someone immediately step in for her? Sounds like another case of greed and not on Valerie's part.

April 30 2014 at 8:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This story does NOT tell the whole story and is misleading. The FACT is that Harper sued this guy FIRST for full payment of her salary for the show when she never even performed in it. She left during rehearsals for the show. She wants to be paid for NOT performing. She is the one who is greedy.

"The action was a counterclaim to one Harper allegedly filed, looking for pay from the production."

April 30 2014 at 8:18 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

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