Lawsuits

Housewives Star Sues ABC

Nicollette Sheridan, the former co-star of ABC’s Desperate Housewives, is suing the network and the show’s creator Marc Cherry, who she says assaulted her. In the $20 million lawsuit, Sheridan alleges that Cherry “took her aside and forcefully hit her with his hand across her face and head” after she raised questions about a script. Cherry says she complained to ABC, but she was ignored; shortly thereafter, Cherry killed her character off the show. The lawsuit also claims that when series star Teri Hatcher went over Cherry’s head with a complaint, he said, "I hope Teri Hatcher gets hit by a car and dies."