The Wrap reports that Holly Gagnier (ex-Cassie Carpenter, One Life to Live; ex-Ivy Janning, Days of our Lives) is being sued by her former ballet teacher, Patricia McCoy, who alleges that Gagnier tried to sabotage a deal between McCoy and Tylo to produce a movie based on McCoy's 1999 book, The American Dream Has Put Our Souls To Sleep. Tylo was also set to star in the film.
In the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court last week, McCoy claims that Gagnier called Tylo's manager to discourage Tylo from working with McCoy, claiming that McCoy is verbally abusive and deceptive. McCoy claims that as a result of Gagnier's defamation/slander and intentional interference with [a] written contract, McCoy has suffered "a loss of her reputation, shame, mortification, and hurt feelings all to her general damage in a sum to be proven at trial."
Born Deborah Jo Hunter, Tylo appeared as street waif Robin McCall for three years on All My Children before tackling the role of the wicked Marina Toscano on Days of our Lives. Tylo joined the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful in 1990. She exited in 2002 before returning full-time to the show in April 2005. Tylo made another, much-publicized exit earlier this year.