Desperate Housewives actress Nicolette Sheridan is suing the series' creator Marc Cherry for assault, claiming that he hit her in the face during a row about the script.
The British-born star has alleged his "extremely abusive and aggressive behaviour made life very difficult for the cast and crew".
When she complained, she says, he wrote her characterEdie Britt out of the series.
She is suing for $20 million for "assault and battery, gender violence, sex and age discrimination, wrongful termination and intentional infliction of emotional distress".
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