Teri Hatcher says she's standing up to tabloid bullies. The former Desperate Housewives actor denies that she's homeless, penniless, and living in a van, despite a report in Star magazine to that effect, People reports. "On the cover yesterday [Star magazine has] an article that says exactly that—it’s totally absurd," says Hatcher in a televised interview. "It’s categorically false. I am not broke. ... I am not homeless and I am not living out of my van." The magazine apparently snapped photos of her van at a Los Angeles beach while she was making her YouTube series, Van Therapy.
Hatcher, 53, says her publicist told them not to run it, but they did anyway. "And maybe exactly because this happened ... on International Women’s Day, I just felt like, even not for me, somebody has to say, 'You can’t do this. You can’t egregiously lie hurtfully with such a ridiculous story.'" She compared it to a Star report on Sharon Stone's alleged "collapse" when really she was just "tripping, I guess, on a curb like many people do." Hatcher says "it made me think, you know, as actresses age, as women age in our society, magazines like this, they’re fostering a culture of disrespect." Now Hatcher is considering legal action.