Nicollette Sheridan opens up about Desperate Housewives lawsuit

A judge threw Sheridan’s case out last year but the actress is appealing the decision.

“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. 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. What happened at the end of Desperate Housewives was degrading and demoralizing. It sent me under a rock. 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.”

“When Edie Britt died on Desperate Housewives, I feel like the audience felt like Nicollette died with her. And I thought Dynasty was such a splashy, fun, strong comeback. It was just the right thing at the right time. I really wanted to work with nice people. That has been something that has colored the past 10 years of my life.”