Nicollette Sheridan was back on the stand today, facing more withering cross examination. She looked somber as she entered Los Angeles Superior Court, which was buzzing about the trial in which Sheridan is accusing Desperate Housewives executive producer Marc Cherry of slapping her across the head.
Sheridan finished her grueling cross examination today, and then came a big surprise—the next witness called to the stand was her ex-boss Marc Cherry himself.
He testified he only "tapped" Sheridan lightly on the head and didn't slap or hit her. He says her character was killed off because she was, "not punctual," "forgot her lines." Plus, she was "nasty" and "critical of her co-workers."
Marc Cherry's attorney got under Sheridan's skin by peppering her with questions about whether she was "slapped" or "violently hit", the words she's now using to describe the incident.
"I don't know why they're different!" she shouted. "You are such a stickler for details!" exclaimed Sheridan.
"Calm down, Ms. Sheridan," the judge broke in.
Sheridan's attorney Mark Baute defended her meltdown, saying, "I don't think there's any difference between a hard slap and an aggressive hit."
Marc Cherry's lawyer also grilled Sheridan about stating that "Cherry, a gay man, slapped (her), a heterosexual woman" in a complaint she filed with the state of California.
"Sorry, this is ridiculous to me!" she barked at Cherry's lawyer. "You are misconstruing everything that I say."
After the dramatic cross-examination on Friday, Sheridan said, "I'm grateful to have my day in court."
She then sprinted past waiting photographers to a waiting SUV.