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'M*A*S*H*' Star Sued

Hot Lips Blew Us Off!

1/14/2012 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

She was one of the BIGGEST stars of one of the BIGGEST shows of all time ... but now the woman who played "Hot Lips" Houlihan on M*A*S*H* is in the middle of a major financial crisis.

TMZ has learned ... 74-year-old Loretta Swit has been sued by a company she allegedly hired to help run her art business.

According to the docs, Swit asked the company to front her more than $10k in 2010 -- which she promised to pay back once she received a $50,000 insurance settlement check she said would be arriving shortly.

The company -- Heath Solutions, Inc -- says it never got its money ... and claims things got much, much worse.

Heath claims Swit commissioned to perform more than $44,562.50 worth of work to help develop and manage her website ... but she never paid that either.

Now, Heath wants a judge to force Hot Lips to fork over the cash, pronto.

Calls and emails to Swit have not been returned.


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exactly what did her website need for them to charge her 45,000 to build and maintain it. LMAO you must be joking. Ms. Loretta, I'm a web designer from Austin, Texas.. email me.. I'll do your website for free.

1014 days ago

Mel Zipskin    

44K for a website? HotLips got ripped off!

1014 days ago


44k for a website. Holy cow, they seen her coming. Websites are cheap to make. Just don't hire Harvey's crew, cause they can't keep the spammers off.

1014 days ago


she's an icon who has spoken out over the years for animal rights ... I don't give a f-l-y-i-n-g ******* if she's late with a bill. FFS

1014 days ago


Was the M*A*S*H series before they gave residuals or does she get something for the show...that would be a big difference on how much she is worth.

1014 days ago

Star Whacker    

With lips like that, I bet she's good at blowing things off! Yummy hummy!!!!!

1014 days ago


She has a rather flippant and arrogant way about how she does business and how she treats people. Not a fan. She needs a good lesson on how to treat people who are not celebs.

1014 days ago


All those years she gave to MASH and she's having to borrow that kind of money? She must have had a terrible manager.

1014 days ago


Typical celeb... Just 'cause you're good at one thing (reading lines and feigning emotion), doesn't mean you are good at anything else.

1014 days ago


it just amazes me how these celebs can go thru all their money like this - i mean b4 the web site she had to borrow 10k??? which should have been their first clue not to work with her

1013 days ago

good as gold    

Heath Solutions, Inc is probably claiming the big amount thinking they can get a default judgment if Loretta is a no show at the court date. I would like to see a copy of the "filed" lawsuit and see if they have a signed contract and view their justification for the outragous amount for developing a website that doesn't exist.

1013 days ago


If someone charged me $45,000 to set up or manage our website, I would not pay it either. EXCESSIVE for a website.

Sounds sketchy!

1013 days ago


Don't know if rumor is true, but there was a rumor when Mash was on and they said that Alan Alda and her had a love affair during the shows run. Wonder if at their age, they are still at it, that is if the rumor was true.

1013 days ago


Yep, thought I remember seeing something on the internet. Take it with a grain of salt, but then again, it's Hollyweird, where anything and everything happens. Below is what I copied about the rumor between Alda and Swift.

I've asked this question many times with no definitive answer given back to me.."was there ever any real life romances on the set of MASH"? Alan Alda and Loretta Swit seemed to truly enjoy each others company.


This is one of those questions that just seems to be in the air all the time. Well, both Loretta and Alan claim that they never had a romance happening. However, during the show's syndication, there were rumours about it and Loretta was even asked about it in an interview. She said that was just a rumour, but only they will ever know the truth.

Alan spent a lot of time in LA while his wife and daughters lived on the east coast. Something might have happened between Loretta and him, and if it did, they sure used it on the show!

Sorry I can't help more,

1013 days ago


well the article says it was suppose to develop the web site and help manage her art business, so i'm sure there is a lot more work done than just building website

1013 days ago
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