FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2009 file photo, Nicollette...

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2009 file photo, Nicollette Sheridan arrives at the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. Sheridan, the actress who played a divorced real estate agent in ABC's "Desperate Housewives" filed suit Monday, April 5, 2010 against the show's creator and producer alleging assault and wrongful termination. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File) Credit: AP Photo/Matt Sayles

 You may have heard the big big news by now - Nicollette Sheridan has sued "Desperate Housewives" creator and e.p. Marc Cherry for assaulting her on the set of the show. It's amazing stuff and has gotten considerable play in TMZ - which broke the story - and People.

  (It's hardly funny but you can imagine the Hollywood jokes already - all of them centering around the fact that Cherry is lucky she didn't rip his head off after he alledgedly slapped her.  Sheridan is tough...)

  Here's the People outtake...

Nicollette Sheridan alleges the show's creator hit her in the
face on the set and that she was then fired in retaliation for
complaining about him, "resulting in her losing millions in
future earnings," says the suit filed Monday in Los Angeles
Superior Court.

Sheridan, whose character was killed off the show last year, is
suing for $20 million, alleging assault and battery, gender
violence and wrongful termination. She claims series creator
Marc Cherry created a hostile work environment, "behaving in an
extremely abusive and aggressive manner."

Sheridan, a Golden Globe nominee who played sexy Realtor Edie
Britt, claims that Cherry directed his abuse at other cast and
crew members, even at star Teri Hatcher after she went above
his head to ABC executives. "I hope Teri Hatcher gets hit by a car and dies," Cherry told
Sheridan, according to the lawsuit.

  Fan's have always known Cherry killed her off a season ago because she was allegedly (that word again!) "difficult.'   And he did it in classic soap fashion - via electrocution. 

  But how soon we forget - Cherry then turned her into fertilizer!

  I kid you not.

  Check out this final moment, when poor Edie is used as lawn food. 

  That's followed by the memorable end-scene; I've used a clip by a fan who did a very good job of pasting together Edie's adios ...


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