While Nicollette Sheridan is no longer a cast member of ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” she certainly reminds us of all the twisted scheming down on Wisteria Lane as the latest chapter finds her suing “Housewives” creator Marc Cherry for assault and battery, gender violence and wrongful termination.
In the court papers Sheridan is claiming that “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry struck her across the head and face and that after she complained about the incident she was terminated. This is a pretty shocking accusation. In fact, Sheridan claims that Cherry created a continuously hostile environment “behaving in an extremely abusive and aggressive manner toward the individuals who work on the show.”
This environment worsened according to Sheridan and on September 24th, 2008 the situation came to a boil as she was struck by Mr. Cherry when complaining about a part of the script. Sheridan then claims that Cherry came to her trailer to “beg forgiveness”.
In a response to the website PopEater a spokesman for the show had this to say:
“While we have yet to see the actual complaint, we investigated similar claims made by Ms. Sheridan last year and found them to be without merit.”
Website TMZ goes one step further by claiming that Sheridan stated in the court papers that “when Cherry found out Teri Hatcher went above his head to complain about him, he said, “I hope Teri Hatcher gets hit by a car and dies.”
The lawsuit is for over $20 million dollars. Nicollette Sheridan’s character on the show, the vivacious Edie Britt, was killed off last season. Sheridan received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress in 2005 for this role.