Former Desperate Housewives actress Nicollettee Sheridan has filed a lawsuit against ABC and series creator Marc Cherry. The actress is suing over her departure from the series and claiming that she was assaulted by Cherry.
Former Desperate Housewives actress Nicollettee Sheridan has filed a lawsuit against her former employers on the ABC drama. Sheridan is suing ABC Entertainment, ABC Studio, Touchstone Television and series creator Marc Cherry for $20m. The lawsuit alleges wrongful termination, assault and battery, gender violence, discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation and age, retaliation and breach of implied covenant of good faith.
The law suit revolves primarily around Sheridan’s exit from Desperate Housewives where her character of Edie was killed off. According to the actress this was as a result of an incident on set in 2008 in which she was allegedly assaulted by creator Marc Cherry and when she complained to her employers about the incident he arranged to have her contract terminated.
It sounds as though it’s a plot line from Desperate Housewives itself but the compliant was filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court by Sheridan’s attorney’s earlier today. As of writing Marc Cherry has not yet responded to the law suit by ABC Studios, quoted on Hollywood Reporter, said “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.”