In an Associated Press release, a judge says that actor Nicolette Sheridan’s has a case. Her wrongful termination lawsuit regarding her being fired from the “Desperate Housewife Series” should go to trial.
On Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011, the Desperate Housewives appeared in front of Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elizabeth White that, fortunately for her, decided the case against ABC and ‘Desperate Housewives’ creator Marc Cherry should go to trial. The judge stated that the case presented issues that should be decided by a jury.
In April 2010, Sheridan filed a lawsuit against ABC and “Housewives” creator and executive producer Marc Cherry. She claimed he struck her during a fight in September 2008 and she was subjected to sexual harassment and not only.
The judge didn’t find the sexual harassment accusations founded, so she ruler them out. Instead, she decided that Sheridan’s claims of battery, wrongful termination and unlawful retaliation can be presented to jurors.
After the hearing, Nicolette Sheridan says she is content with the results so far: “I’m very happy that I’m being treated fairly.”
On the other hand, ABC’s producer Marc Cherry doesn’t stay with his hands crossed. The lawyer representing him and the TV channel argues that the decision of taking out Sheridan’s character from the series was decided a few months before the mentioned fight.
Sheridan felt that her character was unfairly eliminated from the series. In the series, Nicolette Sheridan plays Edie Britt, a hot real estate agent with a full life. She has been married three times and has a son with her first husband. In the 5th season, her character marries Dave, a man whose family was killed in a car accident by Mike. Little by little Edie discovers more secrets about him and finally finds out that he want to avenge his wife and child’s death by killing Mike. In a desperate attempt to warn him about Dave’s plans, she gets almost chocked by her husband and then dies electrocuted, in a car accident.
The “Desperate Housewives” series are highly popular, making the main cast actresses movie icons. The character was originally created as a rival of Susan Mayer character, but in time, she proved herself a lot more. In 2005, Sheridan was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.