Hydroderm retracts allegations that the Desperate Housewives star endorsed a rival product

By Mike Fleeman
Updated December 12, 2008 02:40 PM
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Skin care company Hydroderm has apologized to Teri Hatcher and has retracted allegations that the Desperate Housewives star endorsed a rival product.

“Teri Hatcher is a woman of the highest integrity. We sincerely apologize for the adverse publicity resulting from our lawsuit,” says Hydroderm spokesperson Joshua McCleary.

Hatcher also received an undisclosed amount of money.

Last year, Hydroderm alleged in a $2.8 million lawsuit that Hatcher had entered into an “exclusive endorsement deal” in 2005, only to sing the praises of City Cosmetics. The actress responded that she had “done absolutely nothing wrong” and vowed to aggressively fight the lawsuit, which went into arbitration.

A statement released Friday said, “Hydroderm LLC has specifically retracted all accusations made against Teri Hatcher including that she endorsed any competing products.”