Nicollette Sheridan has agreed to drop the abuse allegations from her $20 million lawsuit against Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry and ABC, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In a joint stipulation filed Friday, the 47-year-old actress dropped her claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress and said she won't assert any claim for emotional or physical damages. In exchange for agreeing to drop the abuse charges, Sheridan will not have to submit to a mental or physical examination.
Desperate Housewives' Nicollette Sheridan suing ABC, Marc Cherry
Sheridan originally sued ABC, Cherry and Touchstone Television in April for charges including alleged assault and battery after she said Cherry struck her on the show's set and continued to engage in abuse behavior. Sheridan claimed she was fired from the prime-time soap when she complained to ABC about Cherry.
At the time, ABC said Sheridan's claims were found to be "without merit. " She amended her lawsuit two months later to say that ABC dismissed the incident as Cherry giving her "a light tap on the side of her head for the sole purpose of providing direction for a scene they were rehearsing."
Sheridan's suit also includes charges of wrongful termination and sex and gender discrimination.