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Is 'Desperate Housewives' Abusing Its Stars? (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 7th 2010 1:05AM
Is 'Desperate Housewives' Abusing Its Stars?Just how desperate is 'Desperate Housewives' becoming? The show fired star Nicollete Sheridan after its fifth season, saving a reported $100,000 to $200,000 per episode by getting rid of the actress. But now, Sheridan is claiming that she was physically abused by Marc Cherry, the show's creator. Sheridan says Cherry "forcefully hit her with his hand across her face and head," and she now is suing for $20 million.

Watch the video after the jump.Just how desperate is 'Desperate Housewives' becoming? The show fired star Nicollete Sheridan after its fifth season, saving a reported $100,000 to $200,000 per episode by getting rid of the actress. But now, Sheridan is claiming that she was physically abused by Marc Cherry, the show's creator. Sheridan says Cherry "forcefully hit her with his hand across her face and head," and she now is suing for $20 million.

'Extra' (weekdays, syndicated) gives us the details. According to Sheridan, she reported the violence to ABC and then was fired from the show. And that's not all! Sherdian claims that co-star Teri Hatcher complained about Cherry's behavior as well. And according to her, Cherry's response was this: "I hope Teri Hatcher gets hit by a car and dies." Wow.


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