The stars of Desperate Housewives have taken a side. Stars Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross and Felicity Huffman have banded together in agreement that they support the show's creator Marc Cherry.
Last week, Nicollette Sheridan filed a $20 million lawsuit against Cherry claiming he'd hit her in the face and killed off her character after she complained about him. Sheridan's former co-stars have kept quiet about whose side they're on--until now.
The statement reads: "It would be irresponsible of us to let the public believe that being a part of this show from its inception has been anything but a blessing. We have no first-hand knowledge of what Nicollette may or may not have experienced, but we would never characterize our set as a hostile environment.
"It is, in fact, the opposite. The friendships and support that Marc Cherry, the cast, the crew and the producers have shared for the past six years have made this a wonderful job that we are grateful for every day."
The statement also addresses Sheridan's mention of Teri Hatcher in her lawsuit "unfortunate and inappropriate." The suit alleged that when Hatcher went over Cherry's head to complain about him to ABC executives, he told Sheridan, "I hope Teri Hatcher gets hit by a car and dies."
Hatcher responded today saying: "While my adoration and respect for the classic and dynamic chemistry of the characters of Susan and Edie is indelible, I'm honored to stand with Eva, Felicity and Marcia, as a group and clarify that our set environment is nothing less than an amazingly positive experience. I have never felt discriminated against. In fact, I have felt heard and respected by Marc and other executives in regards to both my professional and personal needs."
Wow, this pretty much makes Nicollette look like a crazy woman now. Even if one of the women stood by her, we'd have more reason to believe her story. But now that all the women have decided to stand by Cherry's side, it makes it a lot less likely.
Do you think the women are just doing this to save their jobs, or you think they're telling the truth?