Nicollette Sheridan Told to Drop Lawsuit
A Los Angeles judge has urged Nicollette Sheridan to
settle her lawsuit for wrongful termination from Desperate Housewives after
ruling the actress will only be entitled to limited damages if she wins a court
The star filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against
show creator Marc Cherry last year, alleging he slapped her in the face after
she expressed an opinion about a script he had written, and then fired her when
she complained to producers.
Nicollette, who played sexy real estate dealer Edie Britt
in the series, later amended the suit but still sought damages for wrongful
termination and gender discrimination.
During a hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday
(29 August), her attorney Patrick Maloney called for jurors to be allowed to
consider whether Sheridan was entitled to wages for at least two extra seasons,
but Judge Elizabeth Allen White ruled that the star could only seek damages for
one year's pay, which would total approximately $980,000 (Dhs3.5 million),
according to the Associated Press.
Judge White declared the show's producers had discretion
to eliminate Sheridan's character and called for the star's legal team to
settle the case ahead of a trial, scheduled to begin in October this year.
She warned, “You’re going to spend a lot of money on this