Nicollette Sheridan (pictured, second from left) has filed a suit against her former employer, Marc Cherry, claiming he physically abused her on the set of the hit TV show.
In the lawsuit filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Sheridan, 46, alleges assault and battery, gender violence and wrongful termination. She is asking for $20 million in damages.
Sheridan claims that during a dispute over the script on September 24, 2008, Cherry, "took her aside and forcefully hit her with his hand across her face and head."
The suit also contends that when Cherry discovered Teri Hatcher had complained to ABC about him as well, he said, “I hope Teri Hatcher gets hit by a car and dies.”
ABC has responded: “While we have yet to see the actual complaint, we investigated similar claims made by Ms. Sheridan last year and found them to be without merit.”
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