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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Was Nicollette Sheridan Axed From Desperate Housewives?

Sunday’s “Desperate Housewives” ended with all of the ladies of Wisteria Lane confronting Edie, Nicollette Sheridan’s character, telling her they would no longer have anything to do with her, and walking away. We all issued a collective HMMM- could the widespread talk of her exit from the show be true?

We didn’t have to wait long to hear. Yesterday, reports circulated that show creator Mark Cherry disclosed that Nicollette’s character would not be coming back “for a long, long time”. Rumors of cast feuds have grown more frequent, and the show is rumored to end in 2011. Cherry wouldn’t confirm THAT rumor.

Dana Delaney’s character Katherine has been giving evil Edie a run for her money in the she-devil category, and Nicollette’s feuds with the other cast members are well-known. Sheridan’s been shaking the chatter off, saying she’ll be on the show forever, and will be the last star left on the show! No ego here Dr. Freud!

Nicollette has also been battling her image-bashing by her ex-boyfriend Niklas Soderblom’s pending tell-all book. Soderblom was jilted when Sheridan shacked up with Michael Bolton, and his book purports to expose their horrid relationship and juicy details of her fights with the other Housewives!

“Not A Desperate Houseman” portray’s Sheridan as a bitchy, frigid, self-centered, middle aged celebrity who sees the show as her last chance to hang on to stardom. Apparantly Edie’s famed sex drive is for the cameras only, as Soderblom claims Nicollette couldn’t be more disinterested- and uses sex only to get what she wants.

Yeah, that sounds about right. Sheridan doesn’t have to stretch much to portray Edie!Cherry’s comments will only add fuel to the Housewives fire. Yikes! Cast and crew have probably beefed up their personal security cuz they’ve seen that bitch in action. Hide the good china!