Nicollette Sheridan‘s wrongful termination suit against ABC and “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry is going to trial.
that her character (Edie Britt) was unlawfully written out of the show
after a September 2008 fight that resulted in sexual and other
harassment, according to
the Associated Press. On Tuesday (May 3) a Los Angeles Superior Court
judge ruled that the case would go to trial next month, allowing a jury
to decide the ultimate outcome.
The judge’s ruling threw out sexual harassment and assault claims, but
Sheridan’s attorneys will be able to seek damages regarding wrongful
termination, battery and unlawful retaliation claims. They will also be
able to seek punitive damages. She previously sought $20 million when
the lawsuit was filed last year.
The trial is scheduled to begin on June 8th. Sheridan appears pleased
with the progress so far, saying “I’m very happy that I’m being treated