Nicollette Sheridan Sues Marc Cherry for $20 Million, Singsong Narrator Dumbfounded
What has Nicollette Sheridan been up to since she was written out of Desperate Housewives? Oh, nothing...unless you mean the $20 million lawsuit she just levied at Housewives creator Marc Cherry, alleging that she was the victim of assault and battery, gender violence and wrongful termination. If Housewives were as juicy as the contents of this lawsuit, I might start watching it again:
In the lawsuit, Sheridan claims Cherry created a hostile work environment from the get go, "behaving in an extremely abusive and aggressive manner toward the individuals who work on the show."
Sheridan says during the 5th season, Cherry put her in his cross hairs. She claims on September 24, 2008, he physically assaulted her after she questioned him about something in the script. According to the lawsuit, "Cherry took her aside and forcefully hit her with his hand across her face and head."
According to the suit, after the alleged incident, Cherry went to her trailer to "beg forgiveness."
Sheridan says she immediately reported the incident to ABC, but Cherry's aggressiveness only worsened and ABC failed to take action.
And get this ... The suit alleges 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."
Well, he could probably make that happen! Fictionally, I mean.