Were Some Of Nicollette Sheridan's Co-stars Relieved She Was Gone?

Nicolette Sheridan's lawsuit continued in court with Desperate Housewives producer Marc Cherry saying co-stars Eva Longoria and Felicity Huffman were relieved to learn Sheridan was being taken off the show. INSIDE EDITION has the latest.

New bombshell testimony in Nicollette Sheridan's bitter court battle against Desperate Housewives.

Executive producer Marc Cherry testified that co-stars Eva Longoria and Felicity Huffman were "relieved" when he told them in a secret meeting that Sheridan's character was going to be killed off.  

Marc Cherry was on the stand for a second day at Los Angeles Superior Court. Now get this—he testified Eva Longoria and Felicity Huffman wanted Sheridan off Desperate Housewives and he told them in strictest confidence that she was going to be dropped from the show two months before Sheridan knew anything about it. 

The shocking revelation may mean Longoria and Huffman will have to testify against Sheridan who claims Marc Cherry slapped her in a rehearsal.

Attorney Royal Oakes told INSIDE EDITION, "If the co-stars are willing to back up the idea that the firing of Sheridan was in the works for a long time, that could destroy the plantiff's case."

Up to now, Longoria and Huffman, along with co-stars Teri Hatcher and Marcia Cross, have carefully remained neutral in the dispute.

On the stand, a confident Marc Cherry actually cracked jokes when Sheridan's attorney cross examined him about the alleged slap, asking what part of his body came in contact with Sheridan.

"My fingers," Cherry responded.

"But you said in your deposition that you used your hand," said Sheridan's lawyer.

"Yes, they are attached to my hand," Cherry replied, getting a big laugh from the jury.

Sheridan's attorney Mark Baute, said, "He's very uncomfortable with that line of questioning. He even tried to pretend it was his fingers until I cross examined him and made him admit it was his open hand and he didn't ask for permission to whack her upside the head."

Donald Trump, reknowned for his no-nonsense firings on Celebrity Apprentice, is now weighing in on how Sheridan was fired.

Trump told INSIDE EDITION, "I think she's desperate. I think that for her to be suing on that is ridiculous. I hope frankly, I hope the show wins."