Another Odd Legal Drama Involving Hunter Tylo
I've had to read this item in The Wrap three times to make sense of who is suing whom for what and who's zooming who. Apparently an octogenarian ballet teacher named Patricia McCoy has filed suit against an actress and former student by the name of Holly Gagnier, whom the toe tutor claims sabotaged a potential movie deal with ex-The Bold and the Beautiful actress Hunter Tylo. Here's an excerpt from the report:
In her complaint, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court last week, McCoy claims that Gagnier tried to sabotage a potential movie deal between McCoy and Tylo, based on McCoy’s 1999 book “The American Dream Has Put Our Souls to Sleep.” The book, according to the complaint, chronicles McCoy’s professional relationship with Lorene Yarnell of Shields and Yarnell, who McCoy claims to have helped make the transition from mime to a ballerina.
McCoy claims that she struck up a deal with Tylo for a script based on the book, with Tylo starring in the potential movie. However, according to the suit, in September Gagner called Tylo’s manager and trash-talked McCoy in an effort to spoil the agreement.