Nicollette Sheridan Cross-Examined at ‘Desperate Housewives’ Trial


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Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — Former Desperate Housewives star Nicollette Sheridan was cross-examined Friday in a Los Angeles court, as the trial over her firing from the ABC series continued.

The atmosphere was tense at times, as a lawyer for series creator Marc Cherry — whom Sheridan claims once assaulted her — stated that she’s offered differing accounts of what happened during the 2008 incident.  The lawyer said Sheridan previously testified that Cherry “hit” her, but that in a sworn statement she described the attack as a “slap.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sheridan said in an angry tone, “I feel you are misconstruing what was done to me.”  She said her lawyer filled out the document and she didn’t notice the description of the alleged attack before signing it.

Sheridan previously testified that Cherry apologized to her following the incident, but she said Friday that on the day after the alleged assault she told a producer that she wanted Cherry to send her flowers and apologize again.  She said the producer later told her that Cherry turned down her request.

Friday’s session ended with a seven-minute montage of every Desperate Housewives character that has been killed off.

The 48-year-old actress has claimed she was fired from the show in 2009 after she complained about the alleged assault.  Potential witnesses in the trial include her former Desperate Housewives co-stars: Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria, Marcia Cross and Felicity Huffman.

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