Nicollette Sheridan, Marc Cherry
The drama has gone from Wisteria Lane to the courtroom.
On Friday, Nicollette Sheridan took the stand during the trial against Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, whom she is suing. She alleges he fired her because she complained that he attacked her on set.
Cherry's attorney Adam Levin argued Sheridan has changed her story, claimed at one point that Cherry "slapped" her and on another that he had "hit" her.
"I don't know why they're different," Sheridan said heatedly, according to E! Online. "I said from the beginning that Cherry hit me. I am not sure why the word slapped is in there."
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According to Deadline, Levin later said that Cherry did indeed "tap" Sheridan on the head, but did not strike her. He also pointed out that Sheridan was never a star on Desperate Housewives, noting the salary differences between her and co-stars Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman and Eva Longoria. He also said Sheridan never joined in the group shot during the show's opening sequence.
Levin then pointedly played a video montage of every character every killed off the show — all 48 of them — further demonstrating that Sheridan was one of many axed by the show.
Following the session, Sheridan's lawyer addressed reporters, accusing the defense of purposefully trying to elicit an emotional response from Sheridan on the stand. Sheridan is expected back on the stand Monday.