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Marc Cherry

Yeah, I Struck Nicollette,

BUT ....

3/5/2012 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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"Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry is asking the judge in the Nicollette Sheridan case to let his lawyers impeach the fired actress on grounds she has been inconsistent in her story that Marc violently hit her across the head during an argument.

Cherry admitted on the stand today his fingers came into contact with Nicollette's head but he denied violently hitting her. 

According to new documents obtained by TMZ ... Cherry's lawyers want the jury to hear that Nicollette has changed her account ... originally alleging a slap and then escalating the allegation to a "violent hit." And during her testimony Nicollette changed her description yet again to a "nice wallop."

Cherry and his lawyers believe the inconsistencies prove Nicollette's battery claim is groundless.

As for what Cherry says he did ... in his testimony today he claims he was just demonstrating how a scene should unfold when his fingers made contact with Nicollette's head.

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1.

Rodney Peterson    

She's a liar and her mom is quite the grifter. Nasty woman.

931 days ago
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Rex Shaw    

One handed clap.

931 days ago
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cowbulls    

I hope she saved her money because she will never work in Hollywood again.

931 days ago
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KK    

I think he is lying

931 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

funny the other day he laid not a finger on her.now his fingers touched her.he is full of ****

931 days ago
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Kabala    

He was just gesturing and accidentally brushed her face (with his fist) :-))

931 days ago
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RaineeDrops    

Umm him and his lawyer should be more concerned about how his story is changing, he denied hitting her or touching her at all, now he is admitting? Ummm hello!

931 days ago
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tellmeaboutit     

Sounds like a chick fight! He's a little weasel and she can be hell on wheels - what a combination. Seems like he's adjusted his story a few times too. Ugh. Settle it, judge and let's move on.

930 days ago
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Abderia    

there is not much deviation in those descriptions...all end up to still be hitting someone else, a female employee at that.
so he admits to hitting her, end of story. even if you are "telling her how to do a scene" you do not hit that person. sheesh, common sense here.

930 days ago
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just my opinion    

i believe her. this has been dragging on for a while. even though she is older, she was on a hit series for a long time and couldve had an opportunity to find more work. i doubt this will be the type of payday she is willing to risk EVER working in Hollywood again for. idk...stranger things have happened but he ADMITTED to making contact with her. i dont like how all of the dh women are siding with cherry, probably solely to get more work.

930 days ago
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Sunset    

He changed his story! He is a liar and a hypocrite. First he said he did not hit her and now he admits he did. I hope he has to pay her. I certainly am not going to believe any of the cast or crew members since he is their boss.

930 days ago
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Kabala    

I think Terri Hatcher actually hit her... :-D

930 days ago
13.

yy    

1st

930 days ago
14.

Michael Jackson Was A Pedo    

Who cares how hard it was.. open fisted or a slap. You struck a woman.
Blacklist this douchebag, Hollywood.

930 days ago
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Grumpinmcpunkkin    

He is Iucky it wasn't me he slapped, walloped, or "brushed his fingers against" in the head... He would have got KTFO!

930 days ago
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