London, Aug 12 (IANS) Actress Teri Hatcher has been sued by her former employee for wrongful termination and fraud.
In the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, her employee Jennifer Glassman claims the “Desperate Housewives” star recruited her to become Vice President of Hatcher’s production company and promised half of the venture’s profits.
Glassman maintains she quit her PR job to take on the position but the pair failed to draw up a binding contract and instead signed a blank document as a “formality”, allowing Hatcher to dismiss her employee.
She also alleges she helped launch a website supported by Disney under Hatcher’s name – but was fired months before the star was paid for the project, reports express.co.uk.
According to the documents, the ex-employee claims she was made to handle “Hatcher’s mood swings and unusual requests”, including planning parties, making vacation arrangements and hiring a dog trainer.
Glassman is seeking unspecified damages for fraud, intentional deceit, wrongful termination and emotional distress.
However, a representative for Hatcher has blasted the allegations, branding the lawsuit a “ridiculous fabrication”.
“It is unfortunate that the many opportunities Ms. Hatcher afforded the former employee are now being so implausibly twisted and contorted,” said Hatcher’s spokesperson Brad Cafarelli.