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Former Executive Producer Of Desperate Housewives Backs Nicollette Sheridan's Lawsuit Against Show

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This is a big win for Nicollette Sheridan. With this deposition in place, she might finally have the leverage she needs to make ABC/Marc Cherry cave.

Almost a year ago to the day, Nicollette filed a $20 million lawsuit against the network and creator behind Desperate Housewives for sex discrimination and wrongful termination. She claimed that she was struck by Marc in the face and her character was killed off the show just so she could be fired. ABC and Marc have continually denied this accusation and insist the decision to off Edie Britt from Wistera Lane was a creative one made MONTHS before her alleged altercation with Marc in September 2008.

However, a former staff writer and producer for the show has come forward in defense of Nicollette and has provided a sworn testimony to the timeline of events that led up to Nic's firing. Lori Kirkland Baker corroborates Nicollette's timeline, saying:

"In fall of 2008, Mr. Cherry began talking with the writing staff, myself included, about killing off the Edie Britt character. I have no recollection of any decision to kill off the Edie Britt character prior to fall of 2008…Mr. Cherry had expressed to the writers, in my presence, increasing frustration with Ms. Sheridan."

Of course, ABC have a counter argument to the writer's testimony. They insist that Lori just wasn't privy to the information. Though she was a writer, they alleged the storyline was being kept "highly confidential to prevent leaks."

Sounds feasible…but unlikely. Yeah, sure, you don't tell the PA who is making $10 an hour to make coffee what you are planning for the show, but your writers? Really? You expect us to believe your writing staff was kept in the dark about such a major twist until only few weeks before it happened. Doubtful!

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3 comments to “Former Executive Producer Of Desperate Housewives Backs Nicollette Sheridan's Lawsuit Against Show”

  1. 1

    I hope she takes him down. The main reason why he's pissed at her is becasue the show jumped the shark the season she left/ was fired.

  2. @v@ says – reply to this


    Such a good b.s. meter you're developing these days.

  3. 3

    He's known to be a hot head. I know this writer seems to be very honest and professional. She was a producer of Fraiser also.