Former “Desperate Housewife” Sues Producer After Character Killed Off

Nicolette Sheridan, one of the stars of ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” has filed a lawsuit against a former producer of the show, Marc Cherry, claiming among other things, that he assaulted her while working on lines. The suit claims that Mr. Cherry hit Sheridan in the face and head after she had a question regarding a line during a taping.

Further, the star claims that following the incident, she complained up the ABC hierarchy, only to be stonewalled at every turn. Eventually, Sheridan’s character was killed off of the show, and was not rehired for future seasons.

These claims are interesting given the types of blood thirsty and power-hungry characters are portrayed on Desperate Housewives. In this case, it seems like this ridiculous behavior has migrated off the screen and on to the set of the show.