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Teri Hatcher's Friend -- Desperately Seeking Justice

8/10/2010 7:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Teri Hatcher is more deceitful than a housewife on Wisteria Lane -- this according to a new lawsuit filed by a former good friend.

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Jennifer Glassman claims Hatcher convinced her to quit her PR job to become Vice Prez of Teri's production company -- and get 50% of all the spoils.

Here's the problem.  Jennifer didn't get the deal in writing.  According to the suit, after joining Teri's company, she was asked to sign a blank contract as a "formality," giving Teri the right to fire her at will ... which she did.

In the lawsuit filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Jennifer claims she was not only extremely competent, but forced to handle "Hatcher's mood swings and unusual requests."  Among the requests -- scheduling doctors' appointments, planning parties, researching vacation arrangements and hiring a dog trainer.

Jennifer claims Hatcher fired her a few months before Teri got a big fat check for the launch of a website supported by Disney ... a website Jennifer claims she had a big part in creating.

The suit -- claiming fraud, intentional deceit, wrongful termination and emotional distress -- seeks unspecified damages.

UPDATE:  We just got a statement from Teri's rep, who called the lawsuit a "ridiculous fabrication."  Brad Cafarelli added, "It is unfortunate that the many opportunities Ms. Hatcher afforded the former employee are now being so implausibly twisted and contorted."  Cafarelli says Teri and Disney will vigorously fight the suit, and nail Glassman with "substantial counterclaims ... for her reckless and premeditated misconduct on her departure."

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1.

awards    

News flash! Women can be nasty! Women can be nasty to their friends!

1484 days ago
2.

growup    

how "competent" can one be if they are stupid enough to sign a blank do***ent and quit their old job?

1484 days ago
3.

so over it    

Someone in Hollywood is bitchy? Who knew?

1484 days ago
4.

pattycake    

"Jennifer claims she was not only extremely competent......"
Yeah, I would argue you were pretty stupid and not very competent if you didn't get any promises in writing and then signed a blank contract.
Sucks to be you, Jen.

1484 days ago
5.

Ehécatl    

If she believed that she was actually going to get 50% of the production companies profits, she must have been incredibly stupid.

1484 days ago
6.

Broeheem    

Give to her one billion dollars. And another billion each to Lindsay Lohan and Tiger Williams.

1484 days ago
7.

hung and dashing    

Many people lie when what they really want is a nanny or personal assistant. That offer isn't attractive to family or friends so they get them under false pretenses. It isn't surprising that Hatcher supposedly had the friend doing domestic and personal tasks. That's all these people often want. But they want to have a "friend" or someone they can "trust" in that role. But, of course, in lying to friends or family, they're not being a friend or someone to trust in return.
I have no specifics on this Hatcher case but I doubt SHE (Hatcher) would do anything with a previously SIGNED agreement or contract. So why would she have "forgotten" that angle when asking her friend to change her own life as to come work with her? That right there is a HEADS UP. When a big wig doesn't do anything without a signed contract but expects you to be fine with an oral agreement.

1484 days ago
8.

Miss Kathy    

Her friend probably got swept up in it all -- and trusted her "friend." Friends and business do not mix. Besides, my understanding is that Teri Hatcher is completely erratic and extremely insecure; this from peeps that have worked w.her.

1484 days ago
9.

lance    

WOW... a middle aged women with mood swings, that is unpredictable or demanding!!!how hard was this to predict?? Bring in the lawyers and pay for the lesson little girl!

1484 days ago
10.

ben linus    

more like SCARY HATCHER these days

1484 days ago
11.

Observer999    

What kind of moron doesn't get a deal like that in writing, or see a lawyer first? She'd better have a lot of witnesses or the judge is gonna laugh it out of court.

1484 days ago
12.

Tara    

go get her

1484 days ago
13.

whatever    

Well, how fricken competent are you if you do not get it writing; you sign a blank contract/do***ent; you quit your job; and you don't seek legal advice. Stupid is as stupid does. Leave Terry alone, I am tired of women biotch slapping each other.

1484 days ago
14.

Superman    

I don't doubt it at all. Hollywood has no class! Everybody is getting to see how ugly these people really are!

1484 days ago
15.

Sarafina    

Once a bitch, always a bitch...and I should know because I went to high school with her and she was one of the bitchiest, cattiest around. She claimed to be a nerd...she was a "Featherette" aka Fremont High School's dance team...no nerd.

1484 days ago
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