Star Alleges Ex Hopes She Dies to Avoid Paying

Actress Shannen Doherty, known for her iconic roles in “90210” and “Charmed,” has made serious allegations against her estranged husband, photographer Kurt Iswarienko. According to Doherty, Iswarienko is deliberately delaying their divorce proceedings in hopes that she succumbs to her battle with cancer before he is obligated to pay her spousal support.

“It simply isn’t right that Kurt can extend our divorce in hopes that I die before he has to pay me while he continues to lead his life and avoid his responsibilities to his dying wife of more than 11 years,” Doherty declared in her recent legal filing.

At 54, Doherty’s income has plummeted due to her ongoing treatments for stage 4 breast cancer and her inability to work over the past year. Meanwhile, she alleges Iswarienko continues to enjoy a lavish lifestyle, exacerbating her financial woes. She has requested $15,343 per month in spousal support, pointing out the stark contrast between their incomes.

“Kurt’s average annual earnings for the last three years of marriage was $672,916,” Doherty noted in her court documents. “My average annual earnings for the last three years of marriage was $259,708.” Despite this disparity, she claims Iswarienko has not made any temporary spousal support payments or contributed to her legal and accounting fees since the divorce action was filed.

Doherty and Iswarienko married in 2011, and she filed for divorce in April 2023. Her personal struggles were compounded when she underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor in January 2023, coinciding with her discovery of Iswarienko’s alleged infidelity.

“I went into that surgery early in the morning after I found out that my marriage was essentially over, that my husband had been carrying on an affair for two years,”** she shared. **”To not go into that surgery, even though he wanted to go, I couldn’t go in with him there. I felt so betrayed.”

“At the end of the day, I just felt so incredibly unloved by someone I was with for 14 years,” she added.

Doherty’s filing claims that while she struggles to cover medical treatments and is unable to work, Iswarienko continues to splurge on luxury items like medical spas, jewelry, Gucci, and flights for his agent, whom Doherty alleges he is in a relationship with. She further accused Iswarienko of playing a “sadistic push and pull game” by withholding information about his income.

As if this situation weren’t already steeped in enough drama, it’s disheartening to see a woman battling a life-threatening illness have to deal with such alleged callousness from a spouse. Iswarienko’s actions, if true, paint a picture of a man willing to go to extreme lengths to avoid his responsibilities.

“Our assets are not challenging to characterize or divide,” Doherty wrote. “Our divorce should not be complicated. It is abundantly clear to me that Kurt is intentionally delaying the settlement in hopes that I will not survive the divorce proceedings.”

Representatives for Doherty and Iswarienko have been contacted for comment. As the case unfolds, one can only hope justice prevails and Doherty receives the support she needs and deserves during this challenging time.

Call to Action: Follow the latest updates on this unfolding legal drama as we delve deeper into the allegations and uncover the truth behind the headlines. Stay informed, stay engaged, and let’s hold those accountable who seek to evade their responsibilities.