Did ABC Try to Cover Up Nicollette Sheridan’s Firing?
(LOS ANGELES) -- Nicollette Sheridan's lawyers released surprise evidence in the star's Desperate Housewives trial Monday that could be very beneficial to their wrongful termination lawsuit.
Lawyers for the actress played a voicemail left by a "lower level" Desperate Housewives employee who said he was accidentally added to an email chain sent to ABC's IT department, asking them to erase any reference to Sheridan's firing from the company's hard drives.
The email was sent to senior producers shortly after Sheridan filed her suit on April 5, 2010, Deadline.com reports.
The employee said the email chain was “definitely a conspiracy to cover up correspondence." The witness reportedly was ordered to appear in court Tuesday.
Sheridan is suing Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry and ABC for wrongful termination, claiming she was fired because she complained about a 2008 incident during which, she claims, Cherry struck her in the head. She seeks more than $6 million.
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