Not so good news for Sherri Shepherd. On Tuesday, the actress, comedian and TV host took an L in court, losing her appeal of a Pennsylvania court ruling that found her responsible for a child born to a surrogate before she divorced, the Associated Press reports.
The state Supreme Court says it won’t hear the case brought by Shepherd. The site reports,
Surrogacy advocates say the lower court ruling in her case is the first to declare surrogacy contracts binding in Pennsylvania. Shepherd is paying $4,100 in monthly child support to ex-husband Lamar Sally of Los Angeles. His lawyer, Tiffany Palmer, says Shepherd has not seen the 1-year-old. Shepherd spent more than $100,000 to arrange the surrogacy but tried to void the contract as the couple divorced in New Jersey. Shepherd’s lawyer says he’s surprised the court won’t review the issue.
In other news, Shepherd is playing alongside John Lithgow in a new NBC pilot called The Trail. According to Deadline, the serialized comedy is a spoof of such documentary series as The Jinx and Making a Murderer.
Shepherd will play Anne Flatch, the well-meaning and enthusiastic assistant/receptionist at Josh Simon’s makeshift law office in East Peck, South Carolina, Anne suffers from facial blindness — the inability to recognize people by their faces — along with a host of disorders that makes her job as one of the members of the defense team much more difficult.