Broadway producers are suing Valerie Harper for $2 million, claiming the actress failed to inform them that she was battling brain cancer when they cast her in their play.

Valerie Harper Sued

Playwright Matthew Lombardo, who wrote the play Looped, and a number of other producers on the project have joined together to sue Harper. In the lawsuit, they claim that in 2012 Harper did not inform them about her cancer while working on the play, reported TMZ.

According to the suit, producers became concerned when Harper seemed to have an increasingly difficult time remembering her lines. Furthermore, they claimed to have noticed her slurring her speech and suggested she see a doctor.

In January, Harper found out that her cancer had spread to her brain and that she only had a few months to live. The terminal diagnosis caused Harper to drop out of the play. Harper previously filed a lawsuit that claims Lombardo and producers reneged on the deal in her original contract and is seeking the remainder of her pay.

In his own lawsuit, Lomboardo and his co-plaintiffs allege that when Harper was forced to quit the play, they didn’t have adequate time to find a replacement and are therefore seeking $2 million in damages.

– Chelsea Regan

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