NEW YORK – Tabloid tempest Shannen Doherty has few more unkind words for the people associated with her old job, Charmed.
That includes her former co-star Alyssa Milano, TV titan Aaron Spelling and the WB network, which publicly supported the producer when he unceremoniously dumped her from one of the network's hottest shows last May.
"I think they handled it badly," Doherty tells next week's issue of TV Guide of Spelling.
Doherty reportedly had asked to be let out of her contract with the show last December after clashing with Milano, her co-star and former close friend.
But when Spelling's office finally called Doherty's lawyer last spring to grant her wish, she was insulted Spelling hadn't broken the news to her himself.
"The fact is none of us were paid to be buddy-buddy and hang out," Doherty says. Her tabloid hijinx were already in high-gear even before she left Charmed thanks to a drunk driving arrest last December and a rough 10 hours in a Ventura County sheriff's department holding cell.
"I don't really like being touched," she said. "I'm unbelievably claustrophobic, and I have really bad anxiety. There were a few moments when I was very dramatic and thought, 'I'm not going to live through this. I'm going to hyperventilate and just die. Right here in jail."