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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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31.

Sincerity    

This mess has "SETTLEMENT" written all over it!!! Marc Cherry admitted that he touched her and all Nicollette Sheridan has to do is prove that he has a temper. I suspect they BOTH have "ego" issues that contributed to this altercation. She's an "aging" actress who probably couldn't care less about continuing to work in Hollywood. They'll write her a check and she'll "quietly" continue to fade into "OBSCURITY". She'll become more well known for "filing this lawsuit" than her "ACTING".

878 days ago
32.

Steppy    

Someone check this guys pants - they are on FIRE!

878 days ago
33.

EatMe    

A smack is a smack, whether you call it "a slap" a "violent hit" a "nice wallop" is irrelevant. The douche struck her and even admitted it. There are a zillion words to describe agressive behaviour, and using different terms on different occasions does not negate that fact.

878 days ago
34.

2PAC    

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878 days ago
35.

ex lax    

they both look beat

878 days ago
36.

Paisley    

I don't believe her for one second..I hope she never works again, she has proved to be a bitch on wheels over and over..

878 days ago
37.

K    

Whats the difference between a slap, violent hit, and a good wallop? Nothing because they are all the same. Hasn't he changed his story numerous times? Yes.

878 days ago
38.

mike    

if he hit her, that is that, no matter how it is described.

I do think they are both nuts

878 days ago
39.

grumpiestoldman    

How hard can an obviously effeminate man hit? Niccy knew it was her last acting paycheck and is trying to milk it.

878 days ago
40.

good as gold    

He smacked her [accidentally or not] then did NOT apologize or renew her contract. I would say this is a prime example of coincidental behavior. Just settle with her already.

878 days ago
41.

Nyla    

He hit her. It doesn't matter how hard. She deserves to win and the money that goes with it. I liked Nicollette on Desperate Housewives. She was a good "bad" girl and I was disappointed she got fired. The show wasn't the same after she left.

878 days ago
42.

Sandra     

Marc is a creep and Nicollette is one big drama queen!! Something may have happened but Nicollette got fired and is looking for pay back. Her career is over!!

878 days ago
43.

TMZgossip    

hahaha
he should know better then to use the "mel gibson" defense

878 days ago
44.

Jay W.     

There's 3 sides to every story...


His, Hers... and the Truth !

878 days ago
45.

Jay W.     

Cherry is just pi$$ed Nicollette wouldn't screw his fat a$$. I'm sure the others are !

878 days ago
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