Hydroderm cosmetics filed a lawsuit at the Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday against Teri Hatcher, who allegedly signed an “exclusive endorsement deal” with the company in 2005, reports People.com. The suit claims that the 42-year-old actress has gone as far as posing for pics applying CityLips Pout Plumper, a product in direct competition with Hydroderm’s Volumizing Lip Setum.
“Hatcher’s name, image and likeness have been linked to so many competitors’ products [at least 17] that it is anyone’s guess as to what product keeps her skin and lips youthful,” the legal document explains.
Reports inform that Hydroderm is asking the Desperate Hosuewives (ABC) star to pay back the $2.4 million she earned from the endorsement deal “immediately,” along with $400,000 in expenses.
“Ms. Hatcher will respond swiftly and decisively by appropriate legal means to recover everything she is owed under her contract, as well as compensatory and punitive damages for Hydroderm’s outrageous accusations,” Hatcher’s legal rep said in a statement to the press. Her rep also called the accusations “totally false” and an “unjustified and public assault on Teri Hatcher’s good name, reputation and celebrity.”