ABC show insiders claim Nicollette Sheridan’s allegations against Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry are far fetched, but her lawyers tell HollywoodLife.com the actress will fight him until she wins!
Nicollette Sheridan claims Marc Cherry, the executive producer from her former show Desperate Housewives, was abusive to her on set and is firing back at insiders who claim she’s lying.
The actress’ legal team issued the following statement to HollywoodLife.com in Nicole’s defense:
Nicollette worked very hard on the show and was a model employee. Mr. Cherry’s behavior towards Nicollette was and is nothing short of abusive and appalling. The lawsuit is not something Nicollette wanted to do, it’s something she felt compelled to do. Nicollette asked ABC for help and protection from Mr. Cherry’s abusive behavior, and ultimately, ABC was not willing or able to provide that protection.
Sometimes the only way that a safe and normal work environment can be created is when a hard-working person like Nicollette stands up for herself and her rights, and in doing so help protect others who have had to work in a hostile environment. We expect the case to be hard fought, and it will not be a surprise if ABC and Mr. Cherry try to depict Nicollette to be something other than a team player and long-standing industry professional.
She put her heart and soul into the role of the Edie character, a character that she truly enjoyed playing.
–Mark Baute, Baute & Tidus, LLP