Teri Hatcher has been sued by a skin-care company for breach-of-contract for wrongfully promoting another's firm.
'Hydroderm' has filed a 2million dollar lawsuit against the Desperate Housewives star after the 42-year-old was snapped in association with the company's competitor's products.
According to the complaint, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, the actress made a deal with Hydroderm in November 2005 to advertise the benefits of the company's line of aging antidotes. Then, despite their contract's no-competition clause, Hatcher got on board with City Cosmetics as well.
The suit also states that Hatcher agreed to be interviewed about using City Cosmetics products, including its City Lips lip plumper, which directly competes with Hydroderm's lip enhancer.
The company claims that Hatcher had signed an agreement with City Cosmetics beforehand, and Hydroderm wouldn't have entertained her as a celebrity sponsor if it had known about the deal.
As for defence, Hatcher's attorney said that Hydroderm's lawsuit was 'a transparent and pathetic effort to distract from its own failure to live up to its end of the agreement' and that it's his client who has had to put up with the company's interoffice woes.
"Despite having to deal with a frustrating series of changes in the ownership and management of Hydroderm over the last several years, Teri Hatcher has more than fully complied with all of her contractual obligations over the course of the relationship," E! Online quoted Hatcher's counsel, as saying.
The actress' rep also said that they were going after the remaining cash she is owed under contract, as well as compensatory and punitive damages to make up for Hydroderm's 'outrageous accusations'.