Valerie Harper is being sued by the playwright of the Broadway show in which she was to star -- until being diagnosed with cancer near her brain. TMZ says that Looped's Matthew Lombardo wants $2 million in damages caused by Harper dropping out of the project a year ago. She had previously been treated -- and was thought to be cured of -- lung cancer, before her second diagnosis during the winter of 2013.
Lombardo claims the sitcom icon already knew she was seriously ill when she signed on for the show -- allegations that Harper denies. She is now asking the court to throw out the suit.