Nicollette Sheridan Sues Desperate Housewives Creator Marc Cherry

Former Desperate Housewives star Nicollette Sheridan has filed a lawsuit against ABC and show creator Marc Cherry for alleged assault and wrongful termination. Sheridan claims Cherry had her killed off on Desperate Housewives after she lodged a complaint against him with ABC for hitting her.

Nicollette Sheridan on 'Desperate Housewives' (ABC)
Nicollette Sheridan on 'Desperate Housewives' (ABC)

According to the lawsuit, Nicollette Sheridan says Marc Cherry physically assaulted her after she questioned him about a plot line in a script for Desperate Housewives. “Cherry took her aside and forcefully hit her with his hand across her face and head,” court documents state. Sheridan also claims Cherry created a hostile working environment on Desperate Housewives from the beginning by “behaving in an extremely abusive and aggressive manner toward the individuals who work on the show.”

Nicollette Sheridan is seeking over $20 million in damages for the alleged abuse and wrongful termination from Desperate Housewives. Sheridan claims in the lawsuit that she wasn’t the only star of the show to be treated abusively by Marc Cherry. Yet, according to her, ABC did nothing in response to complaints about his behavior.

Wow. We thought the drama in front of the camera on Desperate Housewives was over the top. Looks like it’s nothing compared to what’s going on behind the scenes!

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Yuck Alert: David Spade And Nicolette Sheridan’s PDA

How in the hell does lil’ David Spade do it? He’s a babe magnet! The Spadester came to Nicolette Sheridan’s 45th birthday party and put the mojo on her, reportedly resulting in some major PDA in front of the guests. OK Magazine elaborates:

The Desperate Housewives star was celebrating her 45th birthday at new L.A. hot spot Luau in Beverly Hills — the same place they were spotted together a few weeks ago at the grand opening — and onlookers tell OK!, “Nicolette and David were full-on making out!”

The duo arrived separately and even started the dinner at separate booths but couldn’t resist each other for long! According to witnesses, Spade winked at Sheridan and stood at her side while she blew out the candles on her cake. After that, the two retreated to a booth where they cuddled and kissed.

Spade is funny, but he is NOT hot. Does anyone else find this a bit eww? Nicolette dumped Michael Bolton (again) not long ago…so maybe David’s a wee step up?! Michael is such a cheezemeister that Snarkista would rather hang with David too. Still, Spade should call Tommy Cruise for the name of his custom-footwear guy, so he can get some manufactured height. Maybe sitting in a booth IS the best idea!