Nicolette Sheridan Claims ‘Desperate Housewives’ Creator Attacked Her, Sues

Desperate Housewives is a show that is no stranger to shocking plot twists and now it looks like drama was taking place off-camera as well.

Former Desperate Housewives star Nicolette Sheridan is suing Housewives creator Marc Cherry for $20 million, claiming that he hit her on set and fired her when she complained about his abusive behavior.

In the suit, Sheridan claims that in 2008 Cherry struck her across the face and head on set when she complained about something in the script. After the alleged incident, Cherry went to Sheridan to “beg forgiveness” but apparently his charm didn’t work well enough to cool Sheridan down.

A spokesperson for Housewives tells PopEater that “we investigated similar claims made by Ms. Sheridan last year and found them to be without merit.” Which is basically a lawyer-ish way of calling Nicolette a little liar.

Nicolette also claims that Cherry would often bully other female actresses on set, allegedly saying that he hopes Teri Hatcher “gets hit by a car and dies.”

According to the documents filed by Nicolette, she is suing for assault and battery, gender violence and wrongful termination. Nicolette’s character was killed off last year.