Nicollette Sheridan’s Lawyer Says She Was Afraid of Retribution
(LOS ANGELES) -- Nicollette Sheridan, who claims Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry struck her in the head in September of 2008, did not press the matter with ABC executives after the network investigated the incident because she was afraid he would exact retribution on her, according to her lawyer.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, entertainment attorney Neil Meyer told a Los Angeles court on Tuesday, "She was concerned if we brought this up, her job would be in jeopardy."
Sheridan has alleged in her lawsuit against ABC and Cherry that she was fired from the show because she complained about the incident. ABC reportedly informed Sheridan in December of 2008 that it found that Cherry had "tapped" her on the head and that it considered the matter closed.
Meyer said Sheridan has not found much acting work since her firing from the show.
Mark Pedowitz, the former head of ABC Studios, also testified on Tuesday, supporting Cherry's previous statement that the decision to kill off Sheridan's character was made months before her alleged altercation with Cherry.
Sheridan is seeking more than $6 million.
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