Nicollette Sheridan alleged in lawsuit that Marc Cherry struck her on set and fired her for complaining
BY GREG HERNANDEZ
BOMBSHELL: During her five seasons on ABC’s Desperate Housewives, Nicollette Sheridan’s character of Edie did not mince words. Well, neither does the actress in an explosive lawsuit she filed today against series creator Marc Cherry, ABC, ABC Studios, and Touchstone Television $20 million.
The actress, whose character was killed off, claims that she was physically assaulted by Cherry and fired when she complained about it, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Sheridan says Cherry punched her in the head during production on the the series’ fifth season. He allegedly apologized but then arranged for her character, Edie Britt, to be killed off the show. Sheridan claims that she informed ABC about the whole mess, but producers and the network did nothing.
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