‘Desperate Housewives’ Creator Recalls Sheridan Incident in Court
(LOS ANGELES) -- In a Los Angeles court on Thursday , Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry offered his version of what happened on the day Nicollette Sheridan claims he struck her in the head.
She is suing Cherry and ABC for wrongful termination, claiming she was fired because she complained about the incident.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cherry testified that on Sept. 24, 2008, he was working with Sheridan on a funny way for her character, Edie Britt, to leave a scene. He said he tapped her on the side of the head, demonstrating what he wanted her to do to another character. He said Sheridan then yelled at him for hitting her and walked off the set.
Cherry said he never intended to harm her. He said that following the altercation, he apologized to her at her trailer for upsetting her, and they hugged.
Cherry again stated that he made the decision to kill off Sheridan's character months before the incident took place -- a claim backed by an executive producer who also testified on Thursday.
Perhaps the most noteworthy item to come from the trial on Thursday was Desperate Housewives actor James Denton discussing on the stand how the show has eliminated many characters through the years.
His words proved to be prophetic because, as Deadline.com reports, a Desperate Housewives producer later testified that Denton's character, Mike Delfino, will be killed off in this Sunday's episode.
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