In court for wrongful termination on Thursday, Nicollette Sheridan accused Marc Cherry, creator of “Desperate Housewives”, of hitting her with an open hand.
The alleged slap was a result of an argument about her lines on the show, and Sheridan called it a “nice wallop to my head”, and said “It was shocking, humiliating. It was demeaning.”
Sheridan insisted that the reason for her termination from the show was due to her complaints about Cherry and his behavior.
In defense, Cherry said he only tapped Sheridan to demonstrate something for a scene, and that her removal from the show was for reasons including creative direction, cost saving, and her questionable professional behavior. He also said that he had approached ABC executive, Mark Pedowitz, with his plan to kill off Sheridan’s character four months before the accusation of him slapping her was made.