Sheridan Amends Housewives Lawsuit

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December 18, 2010 | 9:45am EST

Nicollette Sheridan has amended her lawsuit against Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry to drop her most explosive claims against her former boss.
The actress filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Cherry in April, alleging he slapped her in the face after she expressed an opinion about a script he had written, and then fired her when she complained to producers.

In September a judge granted her permission to proceed with the legal action, but she has now agreed to change her suit and remove several of her accusations in a deal which means she won’t be forced to undergo a physical and psychological evaluation.

In papers filed at Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, Sheridan drops her charge of intentional infliction of emotional distress, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Sheridan is still suing for wrongful termination and gender discrimination, among other allegations.