On Tuesday, a Los Angeles judge threw out the battery allegation against "Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry that was made by actress Nicollette Sheridan.
Sheridan, a former co-star on the ABC drama, filed a wrongful termination and battery lawsuit against Cherry and Touchstone Productions. Sheridan alleged Cherry hit her on the head during a 2008 rehearsal and is suing for $6 million.
Executive Producer George Perkins took the stand in the Nicollette Sheridan wrongful termination and battery case, and when asked if any character as big as Sheridan's had been killed off, he revealed James Denton's character will die in this Sunday's episode.
Perkins shifted uncomfortably in his seat before making the revelation, which drew gasps from a packed courtroom on Thursday. Two female jurors clasped their mouths.
It was a tough day in court for "Desperate Housewives" co-star Nicollette Sheridan, who claimed show creator Marc Cherry walloped her "hard" when she questioned him about a script change in 2008.
Cherry told jurors he merely "tapped" the actress' head as part of a directorial exercise and said his "fingers" came into contact with Sheridan's head. He said the move was part of a demonstration of a "pinch" he wanted her character, Edie Britt, to give her onscreen husband.
Actress Nicollette Sheridan and her lawsuit against ABC and "Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry will be presented in court this week.
Sheridan may take the stand, according to RadarOnline.com, in connection with her wrongful termination and battery lawsuit in which she claims she was fired from the show after going to executives alleging that Cherry hit her.
Eva Longoria, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Teri Hatcher have released a collective statement regarding Nicollette Sheridan's allegations against "Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry, in which they say the show has been a "blessing."
The statement reads: "It would be irresponsible of us to let the public believe that being a part of this show from its inception has been anything but a blessing. We have no first-hand knowledge of what Nicollette may or may not have experienced, but we would never characterize our set as a hostile environment. It is, in fact, the opposite. The friendships and support that Marc Cherry, the cast, the crew and the producers have shared for the past six years have made this a wonderful job that we are grateful for every day."
"Extra's" Mario Lopez caught up with good friend Eva Longoria Parker to get her thoughts on Nicollette Sheridan's shocking allegations against "Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry.
"Mark Cherry, nicest guy in the world. Wouldn't hurt a fly," Eva told Mario.
Following the filing Monday of her multi-million-dollar lawsuit against "Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry, actress Nicollette Sheridan's attorney has released the following statement:
"Nicollette worked very hard on the show and was a model employee. Mr. Cherry's behavior towards Nicollette was and is nothing short of abusive and appalling. The lawsuit is not something Nicollette wanted to do; it's something she felt compelled to do. Nicollette asked ABC for help and protection from Mr. Cherry's abusive behavior, and ultimately, ABC was not willing or able to provide that protection. Sometimes the only way that a safe and normal work environment can be created is when a hard-working person like Nicollette stands up for herself and her rights, and in doing so helps protect others who have had to work in a hostile environment.
We expect the case to be hard fought, and it will not be a surprise if ABC and Mr. Cherry try to depict Nicollette to be something other than a team player and long-standing industry professional. She put her heart and soul into the role of the Edie character, a character that she truly enjoyed playing."