Ouch! This has got to sting!
Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful termination lawsuit trial for her firing from Desperate Housewives has been getting pretty intense today, with the actress describing in detail an instance in which she alleges that creator Marc Cherry smacked her while filming a scene, and now, the defense attorney is firing back - BIG TIME!
According to Adam Levin, who is attempting to prove that the death of the Edie Britt character was not an unusual move for a network show but a creative choice, Sheridan was never one of the main cast members, as opposed to the other four stars - as she was not featured in group shots for the show's opening sequence, she was only nominated for a Best Supporting Role Golden Globe, and that's why she was paid less than the others!
Furthermore, when he tried to contradict the claims she made regarding the smacking incident, she called the questioning "ridiculous" and asserted:
“He hit me and he hit me hard, sir! I said it then, it is not OK to hit me."
Geesh! We have a feeling that this is going to get a whole lot uglier before it gets resolved!
[Images via WENN.]
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