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Holly Marie Combs of 'Charmed' joins feud between Shannen Doherty, Alyssa Milano

Malia Mendez, Los Angeles Times on

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“Charmed” alum Holly Marie Combs has weighed in on the ongoing feud between co-stars Alyssa Milano and Shannen Doherty regarding the latter’s departure from the supernatural series in 2001.

Combs shared her testimony in an Instagram post Monday, days after the former trio appeared on separate panels at MegaCon Orlando. During Milano’s Feb. 2 solo appearance, she addressed comments made by Combs and Doherty on a December 2023 episode of Doherty’s podcast, “Let’s Be Clear” — calling the pair’s particular claim that Milano had Doherty fired from the series “revisionist history.”

“In the spirit of not being the quiet one or the middle child anymore, I feel the need to defend myself after the many continuing attacks that have ensued since Alyssa stepped out on the stage and essentially called Shannen and I liars, when she was simply asked what it was like to work with Rose [McGowan],” Combs wrote in her lengthy post.

“First off, this is not revisionist history. This is just the history she [Milano] didn’t want people to know about. And the history Shannen wasn’t ready to talk about until one month ago.”

Doherty has in recent years been battling stage 4 breast cancer. On a MegaCon panel alongside Combs and McGowan — who replaced Doherty after the third season of “Charmed” — Doherty said her illness has moved her to speak out about her experience working on the show after previously holding her tongue for the sake of fans.

“It is also incredibly important to me that the truth actually be told as opposed to the narrative that others put out there for me,” Doherty said on the panel. “There is no revisionist history happening in the truth that I know we told.”

 

The truth, according to Combs’ Instagram post, is that Milano could have saved Doherty’s spot on the show.

“She had the power the [sic] stop the process at any time. She had the power to not talk to the mediator/therapist brought on to protect profits,” Combs wrote. “And when the producers said ok we will let Shannen go Alyssa also had the power to say no I don’t want that. But she did not.”

When presented with “the same option,” Combs said, Doherty told them she didn’t want Milano replaced.

Two days before Combs’ Instagram post, Milano posted a transcript of the comments she made at MegaCon.

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