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$20 Million Lawsuit! Nicollette Sheridan Claims Desperate Housewives Creator Attacked Her!

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This guy messed with the wrong housewife.

Nicollette Sheridan has decided to sue the creator of Desperate Housewives, Marc Cherry, for wrongful termination, gender violence and assault and battery!

That's right! The tool actually had the nerve to strike Nicollette across the face! Ass!

According to the legal documents, Nicollette claims that the Desperate creator created a constant hostile environment on set from the very beginning of the show, "behaving in an extremely abusive and aggressive manner toward the individuals who work on the show."

The lawsuit states that during the 5th season, Marc physically assaulted her after she questioned a plot line in a script. The documents state that, "Cherry took her aside and forcefully hit her with his hand across her face and head." Shortly after the attack, he went to her trailer to "beg forgiveness," but it was too late. She claims she immediately reported the incident to ABC.

What kills us the most about this whole thing is that ABC chose to ignore the complaint all together! Nothing was ever done from the studio and Marc was allow to continue is reign of terror on the cast, with his aggressiveness only worsening over time. When he finally just had enough of Nicollette, he killed her off!

Now, she is seeking over $20 million in damages, but what she really should be after is getting his show taken away from him. The suit alleges that Nicollette wasn't the only housewife to be treated so cruelly. Supposedly, Teri Hatcher also went over Marc's head to complain about his behavior, which prompted Marc to exclaim, "I hope Teri Hatcher gets hit by a car and dies."

Ugh! Disgusting! This man would have had nothing if not for this show and the ladies of Wisteria Lane. It sickens us to know that he treated them this way and more so, that the studio did nothing about it.

But we would like to know what took Nicollette so long to step forward with this? Not that she won't have support now, but she would have had a hell of a lot more if she had spilled all the details to Oprah the day after she was fired.

Here's hoping you take the SOB down, bb!

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45 comments to “$20 Million Lawsuit! Nicollette Sheridan Claims Desperate Housewives Creator Attacked Her!”

  1. 1

    What the fuck!??? What a hideous tool!

  2. 2

    Too bad that YOU don't work for him, Perez. Would love to see him bust you in your shit. But, to hit a woman is just the worst thing a man can do. There's no excuse for that.

  3. 3

    How do you know that she isnt liein

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  5. 5

    i thought this guy was a fruit…so u mean to say none of the crew knocked the shit out of him…hey teamsters can get away with that stuff…steep up to the plate

  6. 6

    Wow, a fat, ugly woman-hating queen - sounds like someone I know…

  7. 7

    Wow that's crazy, he even looks like loony!

  8. 8

    I believe it, directors usually are creators/directors are usually psycho like that. Just sayin'. However, I'm surprised no stories like this were leaked earlier on when it actually happened, considering there was probably a lot of crew members, cast, etc. around at the time it happened? But who knows. Oh and also, when a guy hits a girl there is usually a huge amount of controversy surrounding it, so I'm surprised this guy didn't get his ass beat lolol. Then again, she was probably just waiting to sue him. Slap him with a lawsuit instead…

  9. 9

    Ugh, I believe it. I saw him in an interview once and he had the worst ego.

  10. 10

    So, Cherry hits only the single women (Sheridan and Hatcher)? Like to see what Tony Parker would have done if Cherry had hit Eva Longoria!

  11. 11

    why are all of you just believing what mario wrote like little zombies. IF, Nicollette was slapped, why did it just come out, over 19 months later? WHY didn't anyone else see it on a very busy set? IF he slapped her, why didn't she get a picture? because she would have had, a least for a short time, a red mark on her face? BECAUSE IT IS PROBABLY ALL LIES and waiting this long, peoples minds are fuzzy and can say, 'I do not remember that day at work'. Saying you 'hope someone gets hit by a car and dies' NOt nice, but people lose their cool and say stupid stuff, childish stuff and that was probably that, especially if he told Hatcher something and she went above him to get it changed. I would be pissed too. YOu can't have YOUR EMPLOYEES going above you to YOUR BOSS all the time. To me, it sounds like Nicollette, is either running low on funds, or is not getting jobs OR BOTH. and needs to drum up some publicity. I mean, if you and I mean the posters here, were slapped by a co worker or your boss, wouldn't you say something? LIKE IMMEDIATLEY, THEN AND THERE? Scream? Yell 'I can't believe you did that? You slapped ME? . bs bs bs bs bs bs

  12. 12

    good thing her eye didnt fall out

  13. 13

    Hey Mario, why do YOU hate this Cherry guy sooo much. did he fire the mario or something. not like a Mario production idea. OR, did you hit on him mario? thats it isn;t it?

  14. 14

    There are two sides to every story Perez and you have only heard the side of a washed-up has-been over-the-hill trollop masquerading as an actress! Now we'll hear Marc Cherry's side and if it's a he-said-she-said kind of situation, a jury will decide who is credible. Pre-judging is un-American and just plain WRONG. It may well be that Sheridan's accusations are solid - but it isn't for YOU to judge, Perez. It's for the American justice system to deal with.

  15. 15

    Come on Perez why are you so happy to accept this is true? As you point out yourself why has she taken so long to bring this court case and if he physically assaulted her why didn't she go to the police? I also understand she is bringing a case against him and the studio for age and sex discrimination. She is not the oldest female cast member so not sure how this figures. As I recall a couple of years ago we were told that the cast couldn't stand each other and the show was swamped with in-fighting between Hatcher and Sheridan on who was Queen Bee (remember Vanity Fair photoshoot). This is just sour grapes - she should come to terms with the fact that one can't be difficult to work with no matter who one is. The knock on effect is that the job offers stop coming. Whilst I can believe Marc Cherry is difficult I have absolutely no doubt so is she. And I don't accept that she would wait this long to accuse him of physical assault.

  16. 16

    You just automatically believe he's guilty on her word alone. You're the ass.

  17. 17

    Sounds like a middle aged woman with a dying career trying to make a buck! If he really did that then why only come forward now and not at the time she was fired? I love how people try to come back and make up BS stories later. Plus you would think someone else on set would have witnessed this as well.

  18. 18

    "This guy would have nothing without the ladies of Wisteria Lane"

    Uh, you do realize Marc Cherry wrote and produced The Golden Girls? He could live off his residuals i'm sure.

  19. 19

    the same article you link to says this at the bottom:
    UPDATE: ABC tells the L.A. Times "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."
    Plus everyone knows Sheridan is kinda a complete nut. You are a horrible journalist perez.

  20. 20

    I call bs

    When was the last time that you saw her? … yes, it was probably on her last episode on Desperate.
    why did she wait so long? why there aren't any witnesses?

  21. 21

    First of all (let's say this is true?) never, EVER go to HR (in this case ABC's HR) and complain about upper management i.e. the producer~of a money making hit TV show~ and expect them to SIDE with you.. This is important….THEY NEVER WILL. HR only has the company (studio's) best interest at heart, NO YOURS. NickHo should have documented everything and taken pictures then hop straight to a good attorney i.e. I hear Gloria Allard is pretty good ;) and proceed that way. Can she really be THAT stupid? Or such a naive prima donna that she honestly thought ABC would have her back?????

  22. 22

    Yeah right. She waits until she is off the show to claim this. She's still a bitter old bitch.

  23. 23

    seems unlikely…let's see…..aging bombshell, no job, dumped by michael bolton, needs some press. Bingo!

  24. 24

    This is one of my favorite tv shows and I hate to hear that people can act in this manner. What really sucks is people who abuse power and money. Not STYLISH.

  25. 25

    I do not believe a word of this!!! I think Nicolette is just bitter!

  26. 26

    oh please, and it took her two years to finally sue over it? sour grapes. shes just mad because she cant find a job

  27. 27

    Am i the only one to call Bullshit on this? Hmn… she decides to quit the show, realises she's too old to get any more work and almost 2 years later decides to sue for 20mil? ok then…

  28. 28

    Perez, I love you, I really do. I read your shit everyday and laugh most of the time. BUT… you need to check yourself. You have absolutely no idea if this is true or not, it is an allegation. I have seen you have to retract MANY TIMES about shit that you post. I know you are NOT NEWS just gossip and fun, but really… make sure you have your shit straight! If he did do this, YES HE'S A DOUCHE.. but wait.

  29. 29

    i have a feeling she's lying. if he really IS like this wouldn't another one of the castmembers come forward too. Geez, Perez you'll believe ANYTHING these days.

  30. 30


    So she's lying because the other cast members didn't stick up for her. Uh, maybe, just MAYBE they're afraid they would be retaliated upon. It's an ol boy club in Hollywood…many actresses have said so in interviews.

    I believe her. The fact ABC says she reported it back then AND Marc Cherry's vitrolic words about Nicolette leaving in the end told me he absolutely HATES her. A strong woman would do that to a pompous out-of-control jerk.

  31. 31

    I hope Sheridan wins all that money. And I hope she gives a little of it to her destitute mother…

  32. 32

    Explains alot…why would he get rid of Edie , one of the most interesting and funny characters on the show? She and Eva L are the ONLY reasons to watch this show, which used to be so funny. now they force Eva to say funny things and the show needs Edie. Dumb move is what i say. Get a few million from him Nicollette….you deserve it!
    More of this will come out…wait and see. Mr. Cherrybomb is a egomanic who thinks he is Queen of the World…sorry Perez…he is trying to take your title!!

  33. 33

    I wouldn't say Cherry would have "nothing" if not for this show. I mean, he's been writing for TV for over twenty years, all the way back to The Golden Girls.

    Why's she just filing this suit now?

  34. 34

    Why are you automatically taking Nicollette's side in this? There's no proof at this time this ever happened, just her word, and I find it very hard to believe this was going on on set and NONE of those DIVAS have said a word about it. Have you ever thought that just maybe Nichollette can't find a job and needs money?

  35. naima says – reply to this


    I adore Nicolette and i thought it wasnt cool that she was killed of the show but i wonder why now, why did she wait for over a year to file a lawsuit?

  36. 36

    Re: Andy27 – Let's be honest Perez is just as much a woman as Nicollette :p

  37. 37

    …….Sorry Sheridan but this sounds so suspicious to me, why did you wait so long, it happened over a year ago, why would you wait so long to do it, if that happened to me i'd be filing a lawsuit the very same day.

  38. 38

    Re: antoniacphe did , well now this could get interesting!! I wonder if Betty will chime in, and let the public know how he acted on set back then! Then MAYBE we can decide who is telling the truth and not as for now it is too early to tell and for you to just jump to an opinion PEREZ, your an ass!!! I really wish you would RESEARCH MORE BEFORE FORMING AN OPINION!!! And then you just might not look like an ASS all the time!! ;)

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  40. 40

    She seems to have fooled Perez into buying her crap… then again, fooling perez is like showing your dog you have nothing in your hand, then closing your hand and pretending you have a treat. Your dog somehow thinks a treat magically appeared in your hand because he's as stupid as mario.

  41. 41

    Re: sarahlil – just like Rihanna was lying, right?
    People disgust me.

    This to me appears like a valid claim, but people always want to say "She's probably lying".. Seriously..

  42. 42

    Quit watching the show BB's!

  43. 43

    Of course she choses to sue him after she leaves the show, when really what she should have done was take a stand and CHOOSE to leave right there and then.

  44. @v@ says – reply to this


    No. What she should really be after is not having him removed, but her lost future earnings after he wrote her out, possibly with motive. What a lousy thing to say about Terry Hatcher. Glad he said it, though; it goes to character - he's obviously vindictive. She might have still had her role on Wisteria lane if not for that.

  45. 45

    Unfortunately, there are bad bosses everywhere. The best way to avoid hostile workplaces is by doing research about potential bosses on sites like eBossWatch.