An updated lawsuit from fired "Desperate Housewives" actress Nicollette Sheridan alleges that ABC dismissed her assault claim against series creator Marc Cherry by calling it "a light tap on the side of the head," the Hollywood Reporter’s THR, Esq. blog reports.
The lawsuit has been updated with two paragraphs that added detail about ABC’s alleged response to the incident when Sheridan reported it, the article states. It’s unclear why her lawyers added the paragraphs that explain that ABC looked into the charge and allegedly found it meritless. Her lawyers didn’t respond to requests for comment, the story says.
The updated lawsuit alleges that "Executive Vice President of ABC Studios, Howard Davine, claimed that "Marc [Cherry] simply gave her a light tap on the side of her head for the sole purpose of providing direction for a scene they were rehearsing."