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Cast of Desperate Housewives throws Nicollette Sheridan under the bus

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The actresses on Desperate Housewives have pledged their support for show creator Marc Cherry, who is accused of hitting their former co-star Nicollette Sheridan.  All four of the original housewives, Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria, Marcia Cross and Felicity Huffman, have released a statement that describes their workplace as a wonderful place that has been a blessing to be a part of, which is far from the hostile work environment Sheridan claims in her lawsuit against Cherry. 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 addressed Nicollette’s mention of Teri Hatcher in her lawsuit as ‘unfortunate and inappropriate’.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight after the statement was issued, Teri added: ‘While my adoration and respect for the classic and dynamic chemistry of the characters of Susan and Edie is indelible, I’m honoured 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.’