Jurors Deadlocked In ‘Desperate Housewives’ Trial

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Jurors in the Nicollette Sheridan wrongful termination trial were sent home early from deliberations Friday after telling the judge they were deadlocked.

The actress is seeking $6 million from ABC. Sheridan claims she was fired from the hit show “Desperate Housewives” after creator Marc Cherry allegedly hit her on the head during a on-set argument.

ABC and Cherry deny wrongdoing and said their decision to kill off her character was made prior to the dispute.

On Thursday, jurors told Judge Elizabeth Allen they were having a hard time reaching a verdict. The disclosure came after the panel spent a little more than a day discussing evidence presented during the two-week trial.

Allen instructed the jury to continue, but told him Friday afternoon they were deadlocked.

The jury was sent home with instructions to think about the case over the weekend and return to court on Monday.


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