A Superior Court judge declared a mistrial on Monday's verdict in the wrongful termination case involving Nicollette Sheridan. A mistrial means neither side has won, the jury was hopelessly deadlocked in favor of Sheridan.
Sheridan's attorney said the jury voted 8 to 4 in favor of the former "Desperate Housewives" actress, just one vote shy of the nine needed to make a decision.
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.
"Desperate Housewives" co-star James Denton sat down with "Extra's" AJ Calloway, and spoke about his character's shocking death that was revealed in Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful termination and battery case in court.
Having to testify was "brutal," and Denton went on to explain, "Part of [Sheridan's] case is that they hadn't killed off any big characters except Edie, so they asked me, and I was like, 'Technically, yeah, we haven't.' The next witness was one of our producers. They ask him and he's like, 'Well, except for Mike Delfino."
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.
Former "Desperate Housewives" star Nicollette Sheridan was the first witness to testify in her wrongful termination lawsuit against ABC and the show's creator, Marc Cherry.
Sheridan told jurors she was shocked and humiliated after being struck in the head by Cherry on the set of the hit ABC show. She said, "It was a nice wallop to my head" and at the request of her attorney, demonstrated the blow.
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