Teri Hatcher sued for fraud by former employee

Updated: Aug 11, 2010, 15:46 PM IST

Los Angeles: `Desperate Housewives` star Teri Hatcher has been sued by her former employee who is accusing the actress of wrongful termination and fraud.

Jennifer Glassman claims the former Bond girl recruited her to become Vice President of her production company and promised half of the venture`s profits.

In legal documents, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the ex-employee claims she was made to handle "Hatcher`s mood swings and unusual requests" and was fired before she being paid, reported a news website.

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.

Glassman is seeking unspecified damages for fraud, intentional deceit, wrongful termination and emotional distress.

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 the actress` spokesperson Brad
Cafarelli.

PTI

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