Nicollette Sheridan suing Housewives creator for assault

nicollette_sheridanNicollette Sheridan is suing Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry for $20 million, alleging assault and wrongful termination. The 46-year-old actress — who portrayed maneater estate agent Edie Britt in the show — filed the lawsuit yesterday, claiming she was hit in the face by him in September 2008 and then fired after she complained. She is also suing for battery and gender violence and the legal documents claim her dismissal resulted “in her losing millions in future earnings.” According to the lawsuit “Cherry took her aside and forcefully hit her with his hand across her face and head” when Nicollette questioned a line in the script. After the actress walked off to her trailer, the producer apparently ran after her to “beg forgiveness.” Nicollette claims she was fired from the show after she reported the incident to ABC — who produce the series with Cherry Productions, which is owned by the 48-year-old writer-and-producer. The blonde actress’ departure was announced in February 2009, when her character on the show died in a car accident. Her lawyer said: “It is exceptionally unusual for a popular character to be killed off or written out of a television series unless the actor has requested to be released from his or her contract. The decision to kill off Sheridan’s character demonstrates that Cherry and ABC intended to and did retaliate against Sheridan for her complaints about Cherry.”

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  1. Angela • April 6, 2010 @ 3:37 PM

    That show stinks anyway. She should be glad to be off it.

  2. hawtgirl • April 6, 2010 @ 11:59 PM

    the show pwns. end of story.

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