Tara Subkoff’s After-Surgery Battle

November 13, 2009 • Fashion


How sad. The event held for 36-year old Tara Subkoff's surgery has quickly backfired in the worst way possible.

As earlier reported, the uninsured actress and Imitation of Christ founder was diagnosed with a noncancerous tumor. Friends hosted a fund-raising drive sponsored by the New York Foundation of the Arts to raise money for her surgery and rehabilitation. The event raised $175,000 of the $500,000 needed.

But friends of Subkoff are now claiming that NYFA will not pay up. Subkoff apparently took a few acting jobs before her surgery in September. Though this qualified her for medical insurance from the Screen Actors Guild, this would still not enough to cover her post-surgery rehabilitation.

"NYFA was informed of this and assured her that they would happily use the money to cover her after-care and living expenses," says an unidentified NY Post source. As of now, "they wouldn't release the fund for anything but medical expenses."

Without the money from the fund-raiser, "Tara was unable to rent the residence near the hospital she had secured. She's living in a borrowed apartment on borrowed money and is unable to receive the post-operative therapies she desperately needs to recover."

Imitation of Christ co-founder Chloe Sevigny is far from pleased with the situation as well. "I think that Tara's friends and supporters would be pretty upset to know that, despite their best efforts, she is still suffering."

A spokesman from NYFA said, "We are willing and eager to cover medical expenses and post-op rehabilitation, as per our contract. We can't cover her personal expenses…We've asked Tara's attorneys to send medical bills, but they've sent only two."

-Taneisha Jordan

Source: NY Post
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