There’s more legal news out of the “Desperate Housewives” camp, but this time it isn’t between Nicollette Sheridan and Marc Cherry. ABC, exhale.
ABC News reports Teri Hatcher’s former business associate and friend, Jennifer Glassman, is suing her and the Walt Disney Corp. for reneging on their agreement. Glassman says that she helped build Hatcher’s production company, ISBE Prods., in exchange for 50% of the profits, but then was abruptly fired.
According to the lawsuit filed in L.A. Superior court on Tuesday (August 10), Glassman alleges that Hatcher and Disney aimed 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.”
That “prominent website” is Hatcher’s girl power-driven GetHatched.com – a testament to all things women may want and need to know. Though, for Glassman, it’s certainly not giving her positive feelings of female camaraderie.
Before the site was ready to hatch in February of this year, Glassman says Hatcher sent a mass email to their business contacts saying Glassman was no longer working with her. She was terminated by Disney’s Touchstone TV soon after.
Glassman, a well-known entertainment veteran who used to work for New Line Cinema, says she helped Hatcher and Disney place “Burned Toast” with Lifetime and two scripts, “Fried” and “Mercury Rising,” with ABC. She says they intentionally hid the fact that they were treating her as an “at-will” employee and she’s suing for unspecified damages.
Zap2it has reached out to Walt Disney Corp. for a statement, but the company did not return our request by the time this story posted.
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