Actress Nicollette Sheridan opened up about the fight she had with Desperate Housewives creator MARC CHERRY in court on Thursday (01Mar12), insisting the altercation eventually led to her firing.
Sheridan was testifying in Los Angeles Superior Court as part of a trial over her wrongful termination lawsuit against Cherry and ABC executives.
She told the court the writer struck her on the set in 2008 after she asked him to write her character a funny exit line for a scene.
The actress recalled, "He got agitated and annoyed and didn't respond."
When she approached him again later, she claims Cherry led her away from cast and crew and hit her with his right hand "upside the head."
The shocked actress testified she screamed, "You hit me in the head! That is not OK."
Cherry later apologised when visiting Sheridan in her trailer.
She testified, "He said, 'I am on bended knee begging your forgiveness...' He wrapped his arms around me and apologised again."
Sheridan said she returned to work because she "wasn't going to let everybody else down".
She later raised the issue with producers of the show and claims that led to her dismissal. The case continues.
Sheridan portrayed Edie Britt on the show from 2004 to 2009.