Wow! We didn't see this coming!
In a surprise development regarding Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful termination lawsuit against ABC and Marc Cherry, the Desperate Housewives actress' attorney, Mark Baute, revealed a voice-mail he received from an anonymous "low-level" employee of the series. The employee claimed to have mistakenly received an e-mail which indicated that the studio was going to wipe all of the hard drives of their computers clean to erase evidence that her exit was premeditated, and NOT for creative reasons!
According to the voicemail:
"I’m an employee of Desperate Housewives. I received an email soon after Nicollette filed suit; I think it was meant for a much narrower distribution, but it regarded having IT come in and wipe clean the hard drives of the producers in response to the correspondence that they’ve had about firing Nicollette. Um, I think I got it by mistake; I believe they were going to have the Disney IT person come in to do the sweeping of the hard drive. That’s about all I know; you obviously can check this number and figure out who I am but I really don’t want to get involved. I’m a real low level employee there and I shouldn’t have got that email, I’m on the general email list. But there was definitely a conspiracy to cover up the correspondence on email wise in regards to Nicollette."
However, defense attorney Adam Levin contends:
“We've presented a number of different witnesses all testifying that the decision to kill Edie Britt was made long before September, 2008. Today's antics by the plaintiff, conjuring up mysterious emails, appears to be a last ditch effort save to her case. At the 11th hour we saw the plaintiff handing out transcripts and it all seemed very orchestrated.”
Wow. All we can say is that this trial just keeps getting juicier and JUICIER!
And that just makes us all the more curious to find out who's going to win!
What do U think? Was there a conspiracy cover-up or is Nicollette just pulling out all of the stops?
[Images via WENN.]
Tags: adam levin, conspiracy, death, desperate housewives, e-mail, edie britt, employee, lawsuit, marc cherry, mark baute, nicollette sheridan, trial, wrongful termination