Court denies Nicollette Sheridan


Nicollette Sheridan has had her appeal of her firing from Desperate Housewives denied by the California Supreme Court.

Sheridan argued that ABC and Touchstone Television had fired her unfairly from the series. According the Sheridan, she was fired for complaining about being hit in the head by show creator Marc Cherry during an on-set argument. She sued him, as well as ABC and Touchstone, but Cherry was dismissed from the suit. Earlier this year a jury was unable to reach a verdict in the case.

A court of appeal said in August that the trial judge should have given a directed verdict because Sheridan was not technically fired, her contract was just not renewed. According to California's Labor Code, Sheridan should have refiled her case under that lingo. That led to Sheridan asking for a rehearing, which was denied. She appealed to the state supreme court and that is what they denied here.

"The petition for review is denied," wrote Tani Cantil-Sakauye, the court's chief justice. "The request for an order requesting depublication of the opinion is denied." No reason was given.

The next step is likely going back to the court of appeal. 

No matter what happens here, will anyone ever touch her again with this mess? I certainly would not.


- Desperate Housewives
- Nicollette Sheridan

Written by: Hamatosan
Nov 17th, 2012, 6:50 pm

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