Several false statements were made regarding my dismissal from my series, "Valerie" ("Exorcising Valerie's Ghost at NBC," by Steve Weinstein, Sept. 19).
After Lorimar and I agreed on all the provisions of our contract, I reported to work on Aug. 4 and successfully filmed an episode the evening of Aug. 7. The cast, crew and audience were all very pleased.
On Monday, Aug. 10, after a two-hour wardrobe session for the upcoming season of "Valerie," around mid-day, a call came that I was off the show. Executive producer Bob Boyett stated that, "If Valerie Harper had really wanted to do the show, we would have been thrilled to continue."
In fact, I very much wanted to continue the show that I helped create, which bears my name, and I notified the producers of that fact both personally and in writing.