|Page (1) of 1 - 03/14/12||email article||print page|
Final arguments, deliberations to begin in 'Desperate Housewives' firing case
LOS ANGELES (AP) ' Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful termination lawsuit is entering its final act with jurors scheduled to hear closing arguments and begin deliberations Wednesday.
The panel has heard nine days of testimony and contradictory evidence about the actress' claim that she was fired after complaining that "Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry struck her in the head on set.
A judge on Tuesday dismissed Sheridan's battery claim, but attorneys can talk about the alleged hit during final remarks.
Sheridan's Edie Britt character was killed off during the show's fifth season. Cherry claims he received authority to cut Sheridan's role in May 2008, four months before their on-set dustup.
Sheridan is seeking $6 million, a fraction of the more than $1.1 billion the show has earned over eight seasons.