London (ANI): In a bid to persuade Nicollette Sheridan to drop her
20-million-dollar lawsuit against Desperate Housewives creator Marc
Cherry, the actress is being offered a "peace package", say
According to sources, ABC executives can't stand the idea of an
open court showdown between Cherry and Sheridan, who claims he
assaulted her on set, reports The Daily Express. Therefore, network
television bosses are working to come up with a financial
"kiss-off" for the actress.
In papers filed at Los Angeles Superior Court she alleges that
Cherry, 48, "forcefully hit her with his hand across the face and
head" after she suggested a script change. The lawsuit also charges
Cherry with "intentional infliction of emotional distress" and
claims he meted out similar treatment to his other stars.
A source said: "Our legal team is working to get both sides
together to see if they can help broker a compromise. This doesn't
mean that anyone is going to hand Nicollette 20million-dollar to
drop her action and walk away but there are various incentives that
might be put on the table."
One of these could be offering the actress a substantial advance
on repeat fees and royalties for Desperate Housewives.