Actress Shannen Doherty files for divorce

LOS ANGELES, April 7 -- Actress Shannen Doherty filed for divorce Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeking to end her five- month marriage to Ashley Hamilton, Doherty's spokeswoman said.

The former star of the hit television series 'Beverly Hills, 90210' married the 19-year-old son of George Hamilton in Doherty's Hollywood Hills home after knowing each other for only three weeks.


The brunette bad girl, who plays the wholesome Brenda in the Fox television series, was fired by producer Aaron Spelling and will not be returning to the show next year.

Doherty's spokeswoman, who asked that her name not be used, said the divorce papers cited 'irreconcilable differences' as the reason for the split. She said the actress 'regrets having to do it but feels it was her only option.'

Doherty, who will turn 23 next week, bounced $30,000 worth of checks and ran up a $14,000 unpaid rent bill in 1991. In 1993, her ex-fiance, Dean Factor, filed for a restrainng order against her, claiming that she threw a log through his window, tried to run him down with her car and threatened to hire thugs to beat him up.


She recently posed nude for Playboy as part of a pictorial on safe sex.

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