Debra's New Lawsuit -- What a Messing!

3/20/2009 2:00 AM PDT

Debra's New Lawsuit -- What a Messing!

If you thought Debra Messing was cursed because she starred in "The Starter Wife," wait 'til you hear why she's being sued.

Messing is one of the defendants in a personal injury lawsuit filed earlier this month. According to the suit, someone else was driving her car back in 2007 when they smacked right into a California Highway Patrolman on his motorcycle!

Since Messing was technically the owner of the car, she got thrown into the suit as well.

The plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of $25,000.

UPDATE -- The plaintiff's lawyer tells TMZ he has spoken to Messing's lawyer and will drop her from the lawsuit later today.