Drescher Off the Hook

05/12/1999 at 12:00 AM EDT

"The Nanny" star Fran Drescher was dismissed from a lawsuit brought by a stunt woman who claimed she was injured during filming of "Beautician and the Beast." Drescher, who was executive producer as well as star of the movie, was dismissed Friday along with two producers and a writer, said her attorney, Donald Etra. A director and a producer are still named as defendants. Maria Doest, 46, claimed she was sprayed with a harmful fire retardant in July 1996 while preparing for a scene. She is seeking unspecified damages for asthma, exhaustion and other problems, according to her Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit.

  • In other legal news, a $3 million dispute among the family immortalized in "The Sound of Music" was settled Friday in the Vermont Supreme Court, which ruled that the Trapp Family Lodge Inc. (founded by Maria von Trapp in 1962 to bring the family's financial holdings together) must pay dissenting shareholders $3 million. The dispute grew in the mid-1990s when Maria's youngest child, Johannes, who headed the corporation running the lodge, re-organized it. Minority shareholders, including his sister and the children of two brothers, objected and cashed in their shares. The price paid for those shares was at the center of the court battle.
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