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Nicollette Sheridan Lawsuit Shocker! Desperate Housewives Employee Claims Conspiracy To Cover Up Evidence!


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:

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Nicollette Sheridan Recounts The Desperate Housewives Smack Heard 'Round The World In Testimony Today!


We're finally getting the story, straight from her mouth!

During Nicollette Sheridan's testimony in court today for her multi-million dollar wrongful termination lawsuit for being fired from Desperate Housewives, she discussed openly the HOrrific claim that series creator Marc Cherry hit her for suggesting new lines while filming a scene!

According to the actress:

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Paul Mitchell's Son Sued For Crotch Grabbing & Face Humping



Angus Mitchell, son of the famous hairdresser Paul Mitchell, is being sued by an ex-employee for some ridiculously bizarre behavior.

In his lawsuit, Richard Flett claims he was sexually harassed and ultimately wrongfully terminated by Mitchell.

Some of the sexual harassment allegations listed in the court docs include:

Mitchell sneaking inside his hotel room to watch his penis while he slept, grabbing his junk in front of other employees, watching him while he peed, shoving his crotch in his face to hump it, and being forced to buy Mitchell cocaine and then use it with him.


Flett is seeking unspecified damages.

A rep for Angus said the claims are "somewhere between laughable and sad" and is "just an attempt by a disgruntled former employee to see if he can find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow". They said that's not going to work.

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Marc Cherry Wants Parts Of Nicolette Sheridan's Lawsuit Dismissed


This lawsuit is still happening??

Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry and the show's former star Nicolette Sheridan have been in what's felt like a years long legal battle. Sheridan is suing Cherry for wrongful termination, breach of contract, and battery after her character was killed off the show.

However, Cherry is disputing the claims of wrongful termination because her contract only had a one year deal and the option to renew it wasn't utilized after the fifth season.

His lawyers say:

"Sheridan's services were governed by - as they had been, year after year - a one year fixed term contract between Touchstone and Starlike, which gave Touchstone the option to renew Sheridan's services for six additional one year-terms (or Seasons)…Sheridan had no more expectation of renewed employment for a sixth season than she had after the first season."

Sheridan claims that he also physically assaulted, but dropped those charges back in December. Hmm, interesting.

The case is set to go to trial in the fall where we're sure to see PLEN-TY of fireworks between the two parties.

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Nicollette Sheridan's Lawsuit Against Desperate Housewives To Go To Trial!

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All the drama surrounding this TV show could be a show in and of itself!

As a reminder, it was around a year ago that Nicollette Sheridan filed a $20 million lawsuit against ABC and the creator behind Desperate Housewives Marc Cherry for sex discrimination and wrongful termination. As we mentioned last month, she claimed that she was struck by Marc in the face and that her character was killed off the show just so she could be fired.

Former staff writer Lori Kirkland Baker had come forward to back up Nicollette, but of course ABC countered Baker's testimony.

Now, Judge Elizabeth Allen White of L.A. County Superior Court has given Nicollette's lawsuit the OK to go to trial in June.

Nicollette's assault/sexual harassment charges against Marc Cherry were dismissed, but she was given approval to move forward with her lawsuit seeking damages for "wrongful termination and unlawful retaliation."

Hmm…MIGHT wanna consider trying to settle with Nicollette, ABC. Just sayin'!

Whose side are U on? Team ABC/Marc Cherry or Team Nicollette?

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It's On! Judge Lets Nicollette Sheridan Sue Desperate Housewives' Creator For $20 Million!!!


Hooray! Nicollette Sheridan is taking her Desperate Housewives apple and chucking right through Marc Cherry's window today!

Judge Elizabeth Allen White has granted the former Desperate cast member permission to sue the Men's Warehouse pants right off her old boss for alleged assault and battery, gender violence, wrongful termination and discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation and age! She's after $20 million!

Marc's lawyers tried to sway the judge by asking Nicollette's lawyers to clarify the discrimination portion of her complaint, but she wasn't having it. (Obviously, she agreed that the show tanked for a good season and half once her character met her demise!)

Get ready to see an EPIC Hollywood showdown with this one. ABC will come in with guns a'blazin', while Nicollette will wear a tasteful yet uber stylish court attire. Maybe we'll even get to hear a testimony or two from some of her former costars.

Screw the next season of Housewives! Put the cameras in this courtroom!!!

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Nicollette Sheridan Amends Desperate Lawsuit!


Not by much, but the additions are pretty revealing.

Last April, Nicollette Sheridan filed a lawsuit against Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry on charges of wrongful termination, assault and battery, and discrimination. The claim is seeking $20 million from Marc Cherry and the ABC network, but this week, there were some amendments to the lawsuit.

When the news of this lawsuit first broke, ABC quickly and swiftly responded to Nicollette's claims by releasing a statement in which they said:

"We investigated similar claims last year by Ms. Sheridan and found them to be without merit."

Marc and ABC execs reportedly told others that the "incident" in which Marc smacked Nicollette was merely a rehearsal of a scene involving a slap.

The new amendments to Nicollette's lawsuit confirm that this was the exact excuse that ABC gave her when she asked them to look into her complaint. The response she got from Executive Vice President of ABC Studios, Howard Davine, said that "Marc (Cherry) simply gave her a light tap on the side of her head for the sole purpose of providing direction for a scene they were rehearsing."

Right, because you were there!

Then, ABC decided to take no further action and close the investigation, informing Nicollette that "we will finish off the season in the spirit of professionalism and courtesy that has been the normal course for Desperate Housewives."

She was fired two months after that. So much for professionalism.

On top of that, the studio insisted that she put on a happy face and talk to the press as if nothing had happened to force her departure behind the scenes, which is why it took her this long to come forward about her mistreatment.

If it's all true, we hope she nails them and nails them good! But it is a "he said, she said" kind of case and the only way for her to win, we think, is if one of the other ladies comes forward to defend her.

Do the right thing, ladies! Let's see what kind of loyalty you have towards one another!

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