Nicolette Sheridan took the stand in a Los Angeles court room on Thursday to give her side of the story in her suit against ‘Desperate Housewives’ creator Marc Cherry in which she claims she was assaulted when Cherry became upset with her.
Sheridan is testifying against Cherry and ABC executives, claiming that the altercation lead to her firing from the show.
She recalls a meeting with Cherry in which she asked him to write a funny exit line for her character.
The actress recalled, “He got agitated and annoyed and didn’t respond.”
When Sheridan approached him again later, she claims Cherry led her away from cast and crew and hit her with his right hand “upside the head.”
The actress claimed she then screamed, “You hit me in the head! That is not OK.”
Cherry later apologized by visiting Sheridan in her trailer.
“He said, ‘I am on bended knee begging your forgiveness…’ He wrapped his arms around me and apologized again.”
The actress claimed she returned to work because she “didn’t want to let anyone down,” but upon raising the issue with producers at a later date, she was ultimately fired from the series.