Nicollette Sheridan Hales “Desperate Housewives” Creator into Court
Nicollette Sheridan has filed a $20-million case against “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry for allegedly hitting her in the head and firing her when she complained about the incident. The lawsuit filed by Sheridan in a Los Angeles Superior Court said that the actress lost millions of dollars in potential income as a result of her firing.
Sheridan was earning $175,000 per episode when she was fired from “Housewives” during the fifth season of the show. She was slated to get $200,000 and $250,000 per episode in the succeeding two seasons had she not be removed from the popular television drama.
Court papers show that Cherry allegedly assaulted Sheridan after she raised a question about the script of the show back in 2008. Sheridan said in her lawsuit that Cherry apologized for hitting her. However, it turned out that the apology was also meant for kicking Sheridan out of the show as her character Edie was killed off late in the fifth season.
Sheridan said she informed executives at ABC about the incident but the network, which airs the show, allegedly did nothing.