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Nicollette Sheridan says she felt compelled to bring a lawsuit against Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, following an incident last year in which the actress says her boss struck her across the face.

Now, Sheridan's former co-workers feel equally compelled to stand up for Cherry.

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The main Desperate Housewives cast members - Eva Longoria Parker, Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross and Felicity Huffman - have issued a joint statement that pledges full support for Cherry. It reads:

"It would be irresponsible of us to let the public believe that being a part of this show from its inception has been anything but a blessing. We have no first-hand knowledge of what Nicollette may or may not have experienced, but we would never characterize our set as a hostile environment.

"It is, in fact, the opposite. The friendships and support that Marc Cherry, the cast, the crew and the producers have shared for the past six years have made this a wonderful job that we are grateful for every day."

Because Teri Hatcher was singled out in the lawsuit - Sheridan alleges Cherry said he hopes Hatcher "gets hit by a car and dies" - that actress says she never authorized Sheridan's attorneys to use her name and:

"While my adoration and respect for the classic and dynamic chemistry of the characters of Susan and Edie is indelible, I'm honored to stand with Eva, Felicity and Marcia, as a group and clarify that our set environment is nothing less than an amazingly positive experience. I have never felt discriminated against. In fact, I have felt heard and respected by Marc and other executives in regards to both my professional and personal needs."

Man, no Desperate Housewives spoilers or storylines can compare to the drama taking place away from the set of this hit show. Whose side are you on in the battle between Sheridan and Cherry?

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

As a primetime soap opera, Desperate Housewives has remained a popular ABC show due to its sordid storylines and intriguing scenarios.

But nothing that's happened on Wisteria Lane can compare to what a former star is accusing the show's creator of doing: in a documents filed today, Nicollette Sheridan accuses Marc Cherry of assault and battery, gender violence and wrongful termination.

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According to TMZ, she's suing him for over $20 million, stating that Cherry acted "in an extremely abusive and aggressive manner toward the individuals who work on the show."

Specifically, Sheridan alleges that Cherry struck her across the face in 2008.

This is what supposedly went down:

On September 24, the actress questioned a development in the script. According to the lawsuit, "Cherry took her aside and forcefully hit her with his hand across her face and head."

From there, the papers read, Cherry went to Sheridan's trailer to "beg forgiveness." ABC was notified of the situation, but failed to act.

The suit also claims that Cherry once discovered that Teri Hatcher went behind his back to complain about him. His alleged response? "I hope Teri Hatcher gets hit by a car and dies."

Soon after these incidents, plans were made to terminate Sheridan from the show. Her character was killed off last season.

For now, these are nothing more than allegations. As Desperate Housewives winds down its season, though, there's a good chance the drama behind the scenes will continue through the summer.

** UPDATE: ABC has responded: “While we have yet to see the actual complaint, we investigated similar claims made by Ms. Sheridan last year and found them to be without merit.”