The Good Wife Spoilers: Lockhart Gardner Gets Sued for Sexual Harassment

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September 18, 2013

I Fought The LawThe Good Wife will return with quite a bang this fall.

With the help of Elsbeth Talscioni (Carrie Preston)??

TV Guide has learned that the legal drama will take inspiration from a lawsuit that happened in 2004, a pretty controversial suit that involves a major TV network facing charges of sexual harassment.

Read on for the spoilers:

The Good Wife will take inspiration from Friends for an upcoming episode — but probably not how you think. The case of the week is based on the (eventually dismissed) 2004 sexual harassment lawsuit brought against several of the NBC comedy’s writers by a former writer’s assistant. “Lockhart/Gardner gets in trouble,” co-creator Robert King says. “One of their paralegals sues the firm for sexually harassing her and the firm unfortunately can’t represent itself. So, over David Lee’s objections, they go to Elsbeth Tascioni (recent Emmy winner Carrie Preston) to try to defend them.”

‘The Good Wife’ season 5 bows Sunday, Sept. 29 on CBS.