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Nicollette Sheridan's 'Desperate Housewives' Lawsuit Update

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Here's the latest dirt on Nicollette Sheridan's beef with Desperate Housewives boss Marc Cherry: Sources now say he did slap the actress, but it was to show her how to do it for a scene in the show. The whole ordeal started off when Sheridan filed a lawsuit against Cherry, alleging he hit her and she was sacked from the show after complaining.

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The source from the show said: "Marc did slap Nicollette; I was there and I saw it. Nicollette was trying to slap somebody for a scene, and she couldn't get it right.”

Marc intervened to show the actress what to do, demonstrating “a slap” on her. However, the source added to E! Online: "But I have to say it was his hand barely on her head; it sure didn't seem to me to merit the suit she has filed."

Last week, Desperate Housewives Eva Longoria Parker admitted she is “confused” by the legal action being taken by 46-year-old Nicollette, who is seeking $20 million in damages. Eva, who was not on set at the time of the alleged incident in September 2008, said: “Marc is funny and sweet and probably couldn't harm a fly. He's just so sweet. I do know they had a thing on set. I guess it was a couple of years ago. Nicollette's a sweet girl, too. I'm really confused about this whole thing."

Nicollette - who portrayed maneater Edie Britt in Desperate Housewives, filed a lawsuit against Marc at Los Angeles Superior Court last Monday which alleged assault and battery, gender violence and wrongful termination. The 46-year-old actress' departure was announced in February 2009, and she was killed-off from the show in series five, when her alter-ego died in a car accident.

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