Estranged Desperate Housewife Nicollette Sheridan has filed a lawsuit against Marc Cherry, the show’s creator, with allegations that back in 2008, she was mistreated and even physically assaulted by him. According to the paperwork filed yesterday in a Los Angeles court, Sheridan is asking for $20 million for assault and battery, gender violence and wrongful termination, and in it, she accuses Cherry of “behaving in an extremely abusive and aggressive manner toward the individuals who work on the show.”
In the lawsuit, Sheridan claims that Cherry “forcefully hit her with his hand across her face and head”. She reported the incident to ABC, but they refused to do anything about it. Today a spokeswoman for the ABC told the press that the network investigated that and other claims made by Nicollette and “found them to be without merit”.