Kym Valentine settles lawsuit with soap bosses

Australian actress Kym Valentine has settled her legal battle with producers of long-running soap opera Neighbours. Valentine spent a decade playing Libby Kennedy on the Australian soap between 1994 and 2004 before taking a break following the birth of her daughter, but returned to the show in 2007.
She took indefinite leave from her work in 2011 after checking into a private hospital suffering from exhaustion and has not returned to the show since.
In July (13), Valentine took legal action against Neighbours production company FreemantleMedia Australia, legal director Steven Rosser and the show’s former producers Susan Bower and Neal Kingston, accusing them of unlawful discrimination.
The actress accused FreemantleMedia of failing to provide “a working environment that was safe” and demanded compensation for lost wages and “pain, hurt, suffering and humiliation”, as well as an apology and reinstatement to her role on the show.
Valentine and FreemantleMedia have now agreed on a settlement, but the terms have been kept confidential. It is not known whether the actress will be returning to her role on the show.