nicollettelogo.jpgTwo months have passed since Nicollette Sheridan announced she was suing Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry for wrongful termination, assault and battery and discrimination. However sources close to the case say things are about to heat up.

Sheridan has filed an amended complaint to her original lawsuit, on the sly, in which she added the following two paragraphs:

    In December 2008, Sheridan was informed that ABC had fully investigated her complaint and had concluded that she was not mistreated. In fact, the Executive Vice President of ABC Studios, Howard Davine, claimed that "Marc [Cherry] simply gave her a light tap on the side of her head for the sole purpose of providing direction for a scene they were rehearsing." With that, ABC decided to take no further action and closed the investigation, informing Sheridan that "we will finish off the season in the spirit of professionalism and courtesy that has been the normal course for Desperate Housewives."

    However, rather than a season of "professionalism and courtesy," Sheridan was informed in February 2009 that her employment on the show was going to be terminated and that her character, Edie Britt, was being killed off the show. She was to film her final episode the last week of February 2009 and first week of March. Sheridan was given a strict publicity plan to follow to "break the story" that her character Edie Britt was leaving the Show.

X17online has reached out to Sheridon's lawyers, Mark Baute and Patrick Maloney, but they have yet to return our calls.