The housewives really are desperate!
Actress Teri Hatcher is the latest housewife to have a law suit on her hands.
"Jennifer Glassman, an industry marketing vet who has worked for the Paradigm talent agency, New Line Cinema and her own branding/PR shingle, alleges in the lawsuit that she went into business with Hatcher in 2006 to run her shingle, ISBE Prods., in exchange for 50% of the profits generated. But after pouring her heart into the venture, Hatcher and ABC have worked to 'intentionally exclude and eliminate (her) from the picture in terms of revenue sharing just prior to the successful launch of a prominent website supported by Disney,' according to the lawsuit" (ABC News).
While an exact monetary number isn't being named, it's fair to assume that the amount of money is substantial. After all, Glassman claims that 50% of the profits were rightfully hers. Will Glassman win the case? Not without a fight.
Hatcher's rep counters the claims stating, "this lawsuit is based upon ridiculous fabrications and is completely without merit. It is unfortunate that the many opportunities Ms. Hatcher afforded the former employee are now being so implausibly twisted and contorted. The suit will be vigorously defended by the Walt Disney Co. and by Ms. Hatcher's attorneys, who also intend to file substantial counterclaims against the former employee for her reckless and premeditated misconduct on her departure" (ABC News).
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