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Nicollette Sheridan Sues ABC & 'Housewives' Creator Marc Cherry

Nicollette Sheridan Sues ABC & 'Housewives' Creator Marc Cherry

Former Desperate Housewives star Nicollette Sheridan has sued ABC, ABC Studios, Touchstone Television and series creator Marc Cherry for $20 million!!!

The 46-year-old actress claims that she was struck on the head by Marc and fired when she complained about it.

“On September 24, 2008, during a rehearsal for the show, when Sheridan questioned Cherry about something that was in the script, Cherry took her aside and forcefully hit her with his hand across her face and head,” Nicollette says in her complaint via THR. “[I was] physically and emotionally injured, humiliated and stunned by Cherry‘s sudden physical violence and stated, ‘you just hit me in the head, that is not okay. THAT IS NOT OKAY!’ ”

Nicollette continued, “After an incident where Sheridan‘s co-star on the show Teri Hatcher went above Cherry‘s head to speak to ABC executives, Cherry told Sheridan, ‘I hope Teri Hatcher gets hit by a car and dies.’ ”

ABC has responded, saying, “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.”

Wow, this lawsuit seems like it’s straight off the script of Desperate Housewives!

DO YOU BELIEVE Nicollette Sheridan’s side of the story???

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68 Responses to “Nicollette Sheridan Sues ABC & 'Housewives' Creator Marc Cherry”

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  1. 1
    s Says:

    i have a really hard time believing this. i bet she’s just melodramatic and mistook some playful bonk on the head as a “forceful hit”.

  2. 2
    kAITLIN Says:

    this is a wild claim. if she’s making something out of nothing, she’s nuts. if it has any truth, he’s in big trouble. this will be worth watching unless they just settle it….

  3. 3
    Geoge Says:

    I do believe her – sometimes Marc has made some nasty sounding comments in the media. I have never heard anything unpleasant from Nicolette.

  4. 4
    me Says:

    No I don’t believe her and if she was hit, she deserved it and needed it! I don’t like Teri Hatcher either. Does anyone even watch that show anymore?

  5. 5
    Tina Says:

    I believe her – it would be suicide for an actress to make these allegations if they were not true. What I worry about though is that no one will back her up – or they will also lose their high-paying jobs.

  6. 6
    Kim Says:

    Marc Cherry seems like a nasty man.

  7. 7
    Melissa Says:

    Seems weird that it took that long for her to speak up.

  8. 8
    Jill Says:

    I agree who is going to stand up to this guy and lose their job. The other actresses are not going to want to lose their huge salaries and/or be labelled trouble-makers.

  9. 9
    Umme Says:

    I think these things take awhile to sort out with lawyers etc. You can’t make allegations in the USA until you have a legal team. She is going against an entire network so I believe her – why else would she be doing this???

  10. 10
    Rang Says:

    It is not OK to hit. It seems like Hollywood is full of men taking advantage of women. I think she is strong to stand up for herself like this. It takes a lot of courage to stand up to someone with so much more power, and resources.

  11. 11
    hahaasdfjk Says:

    OK WHAT DO YOU NEED 20 MIL FOR?

    wow the measures people will take these days to ***** themselves out for money

  12. 12
    hahaasdfjk Says:

    OK WHAT DO YOU NEED 20 MIL FOR?

    wow the measures people will take these days to ***** themselves out for money

  13. 13
    hahaasdfjk Says:

    OK WHAT DO YOU NEED 20 MIL FOR?

    wow the measures people will take these days to ***** themselves out for money

  14. 14
    All Women Stalker Says:

    Whoa this is surreal. If these claims were true, that Marc guy is in huge trouble.

  15. 15
    SaraS Says:

    Yes I believe her.

  16. 16
    Junebug Says:

    I believe her – something happened on the show. She was a fabulous part of the show and without warning he kills her off. I think something did happen behind the scenes. I really hope she was smart enough to document it and/or there were witnesses.

  17. 17
    Mike Says:

    How creepy – I believe her too.

  18. 18
    Linda Says:

    I wonder if the other gals will support her or just try to keep their jobs. I suspect they will be more into keeping their jobs – they don’t seem very tightknit.

  19. 19
    Boom Says:

    Mark Cherry made a huge mistake when he got rid of “Edie” ,She was the best part of the show!!
    Now the DH sucks!
    TEAM NICOLETTE!

  20. 20
    mary Says:

    I believe her. This is not something you do lightly. She probably needed to really think if it was worth all the stress etc in a male dominated industry. I think you can’t let people get away with abusive behavior (wether it is physical or emotional). It is difficult when it’s your employer behaving this way. Best of luck to her.

  21. 21
    J. Ryan Says:

    I for one believe her… this girl has been in the business for a while and knows how things are done. She didn’t make a big fuss when she was fired and she didn’t go to the tabloids or the internet. She finished out her run like a professional and followed a legal lawsuit through the proper channels. That couldn’t have been easy especially when everyone was asking last year why she was leaving.

  22. 22
    Katy Says:

    I also believe her. I had an abusive (emotionaly) manager. I left my job and complained, of course management took my manager’s side. My co-workers were too afraid to lose their jobs. GOOD LUCK Nicolette !

  23. 23
    Holly Says:

    It seems odd that she is making these allegations now. However you just do not know. A lot of the people in Hollywood are one way in front of the camera, and another when the cameras are off. This guy could be a total a$$h**e for all we know. Besides, all that fame and money could have went to his fat head.

    If this crap is true, I hope he gets whats coming to him. Only a piece of garbage would hit a woman and wish for someone to be hit and killed.

  24. 24
    Orchid Says:

    5 Tina @ 04/05/2010 at 10:26 pm +1

    I believe her – it would be suicide for an actress to make these allegations if they were not true. What I worry about though is that no one will back her up – or they will also lose their high-paying jobs.
    ——-
    I believe her too. It happened in 2008, so she has been angry a long time. Why would she make up something this embarrassing?
    .
    He sounds like a nasty man. The problem is if there was no 3rd person present when it happened then it’s a “he said, she said” and where do you go from there?

  25. 25
    Orchid Says:

    23 Holly @ 04/05/2010 at 11:13 pm

    It seems odd that she is making these allegations now. However you just do not know. A lot of the people in Hollywood are one way in front of the camera, and another when the cameras are off. This guy could be a total a$$h**e for all we know. Besides, all that fame and money could have went to his fat head.

    If this crap is true, I hope he gets whats coming to him. Only a piece of garbage would hit a woman and wish for someone to be hit and killed.
    ——-
    I guess she wanted the job. I mean if this show was still being made then, when it happened, she must have kept it quiet otherwise she would be out of a job.

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