It seems like luck was not on Nicollette Sheridan’s side when the California Supreme Court denied the appeal to review her lawsuit against “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry, TV network ABC and Touchstone Television. The former star of the hit TV show accused Cherry and the network for firing her for the wrong reasons. She will now have to prove that her dismissal from the TV show was indeed a violation of California’s labor laws.
The Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice Tani Cantil Sakauye, issued the ruling on Friday denying Sheridan’s petition to have her lawsuit reviewed as well as denying her request for depublication of the opinion previously made by the Court of Appeal.
Sheridan first filed for this $20 million lawsuit against ABC, Touchstone Television and Cherry in 2010. She accused Cherry of assaulting her and claimed that she was fired from the show because she took a stand and complained about the alleged assault.
Before reaching the Supreme Court, Sheridan had previously filed an appeal that had the jury on deadlock after the appeal’s two-week trial in March. In August, the Court of Appeal denied her petition of getting a new trial. Instead, she was permitted to amend her lawsuit.
Representatives for Sheridan and the network were unavailable to make a comment. Reports say that the petition will have to go back to the Court of Appeal.