Nicollette Sheridan gets new trial date

By admin
23 April 2013

Former Desperate Housewives actress Nicollette Sheridan has been granted a new trial date in her case against the hit show’s creator.

Nicollette Sheridan has been granted a new trial in her case against Desperate Housewives’ creator and producer, Marc Cherry.

The actress claims she was wrongfully dismissed from the show following arguments with Marc, but the first court battle ended in a mistrial in March 2012 with the new trial set to begin on 2 December this year.

Nicollette previously sought $5,7 million (R51,3 million) in damages and $35 000 (R315 000) in sanctions from ABC Entertainment for her treatment on the series, which saw her character, Edie Britt, killed off in season five by being electrocuted.

But, it’s been ruled the new trial will limit her to suing only for loss of wages and benefits, so it’s unclear what compensation she’ll be seeking.

Nicollette's former co-star Eva Longoria previously said the case has put a huge "strain" on the Desperate Housewives legacy.

-Bang Showbiz

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