Nicollette Sheridan is appealing her case against DH creator Marc Cherry


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Nine years after her character’s tragic electrocution on Desperate Housewives, Nicollette Sheridan is attempting to fill the designer pumps of Joan Collins (good luck with that) taking on the role of Alexis Carrington in the CW reboot of Dynasty. In this week’s Entertainment Weekly, Nicollette discussed working on the new show, stating, “I really wanted to work with nice people. That has been something that has colored the past 10 years of my life.”

Nicollette is referring to the lawsuit she filed against ABC, Touchstone and DH creator Marc Cherry after she was fired from the show. In the lawsuit, the now 54-year-old actress claimed that she was hit in the head by Marc during an on-set argument and was fired after complaining about the incident. She told EW, “I was the victim of assault and battery on the set of Desperate Housewives by the creator of the show, my boss. I reported him and was retaliated against for doing so and fired. That is against the law.”

Nicollette’s wrongful termination lawsuit against ABC ended in a mistrial in 2012. In January of last year, a judge threw out her second case, ruling that “The Court finds that the Defendant has presented substantial undisputed evidence of the creative decision to kill off Sheridan’s character, developed over several seasons of the show.”

Despite having the case thrown out, Nicollette is not backing down. She told EW, “I was vilified for standing up for my rights, not only as a woman but as a human being. And I was punished for it. But that wasn’t going to stop me because I had to get my dignity back, and if I’d let it slide, I couldn’t have looked myself in the mirror.” Marc is still claiming his innocence. His attorneys released a statement to the magazine that asserted, “Nicolette Sheridan was not a victim at the hands of Marc Cherry — a court has already ruled to that effect after hearing the testimony of multiple witnesses. We are disappointed that the judicial determination continues to be ignored.”

Nicollette left Hollywood after being let go from DH, saying the whole experience was “degrading and demoralizing” and that it “sent me under a rock.” She added that “I really grappled with what happened, losing faith in people and really not trusting the business at all. I didn’t know that I wanted anything to do with the business for some time.”

Apparently, taking on the role of an iconic character was enough to lure Nicollette out of retirement, and what a juicy role it is. Of Dynasty, the actress calls it “a splashy, fun, strong comeback” and said the role of Alexis was “just the right thing at the right time.” It is inspired casting, if nothing else. She confessed to EW that, “I have always been attracted to playing the naughty girl. And for some reason, my audience loves seeing me in that role. It’s challenging to make that person likable, and …read more

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