'Desperate Housewives' secrets exposed in court
Legal panel weighs in on the case
- Duration 6:32
- Date Mar 12, 2012
Legal panel weighs in on the case
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-- Kelly's court is back in session on the docket today a desperate housewife airing her dirty laundry off the -- As nickel at Sheridan takes her boss to court.
Former boss anyway the star accusing series creator Marc Cherry of hitting her.
And then writing her character off of this popular show because she complained.
About the alleged assault.
The jury hearing about all that plus the scandals that rocked the cast and crew behind the scenes that we and they hear what they -- Joining me now Kimberly Guilfoyle she's the co host of the five right here an -- -- -- as well as a former prosecutor and even -- is a defense -- are right David.
So here's the deal.
She was fired in September of 2008.
She says -- she was struck by Marc by Marc Cherry.
Not a that's when I in December of oh OK she starred in -- she got hit by the guy in September.
Couple months later December they fire her.
She says those two events were directly related his defense Kimberly is then he made the decision to fire her.
Months earlier in May of 2008 right so he struck her after he decided to fire her so -- firing had nothing to do with the fact that he struck her or that she complained about it.
And in trying to prove his case he's saying that she was like a diva like no other -- While that is -- by the way the other practices do support the fact she is fighting from the beginning with Teri Hatcher who was originally -- in the beginning.
And you know cast as a series regular and you also had -- testimony regarding.
Eva Longoria and felicity Hoffman saying that they in fact.
We're also so relieved when she was removed for the sad because they felt that she was the destructive force -- -- diva like behavior when there was an argument over the whether or not a scene to contain certain songs.
-- cut it -- you wanna -- -- Welty she was very upset they got an argument about it she demanded flowers an apology.
The whole thing I I'll watch this show in the B.
Inning and believe me okay the tablets were filled with stuff about problems on the -- and her behavior and so why can't you let her go by the way to make it.
Siena found 48 deaths have occurred on right now they tell everybody that's what that aren't serious saying David that look you know not respecting -- -- and we kill everybody off any says we did it we killed -- care -- was embedded secret meeting.
Marc -- and two other former ABC executives had a secret meeting and we approve killing off.
They say the reason they did it go on to generate buzz for the show cut costs and we had an increasing concern about her unprofessional behavior.
You know none of which Megan by the way is documented anywhere and I gotta say Megan her case is basically in September she's assaulted the battery it's at it's at our wonder why he did exactly why she went about it.
-- -- was trying to encourage her to to engage in a certain scene a way to show her how to.
He hit her male counterparts something like that but it was an offensive touching she -- complains and says in December and this is true.
She was fired now this meeting that going back to may this executive meeting that -- he talks about.
It doesn't make sense and you two little ladies can relate to this.
You both have highly rated great shows the Fox News executives think about they say why would we ever -- them.
We'll put that over to that Desperate Housewives context.
Why would they take -- show that had extraordinary.
Ratings as of may 2008.
It doesn't fly Megan did just that does not make any sense and that destroys the credibility of the macondo well and that medium.
You can't races -- the point that when you have a female needed and very important show that gets great ratings you should not kill her character off.
Right now from what's now because everybody -- -- -- whatever he -- again on a five.
I got I got an idea I never let me sit down right -- Phillips was one of the hosts you know this 01 of the stars of the show.
So -- video -- somebody was very popular.
And in fact when they killed there opulent one the highest rated shows that they kind of killed -- three -- until she ultimately die since I electric he said he was strangled she survived.
He was gonna car accident she survived and then he says that cars -- a liar like.
But you will survive this lawsuit right after the break not gonna get it right after the break we're gonna continue to debate because they just also revealed his courtroom.
Somebody else's about the -- on the program.
Arsenal -- of the spoiler in the minutes of you don't want to hear it turned on the sound.
But I want to ask you this they had a witness who took the stand to talk about.
His striking of -- Marc Cherry when he hit nickel at Sheridan that witness said it was a -- it was basically tapped to decided ahead is she blowing this up.
Into more than it is Kimberly they had to collect a paycheck -- fire she wants over six now.
Yeah she is because -- -- -- in the test I hasn't been able to getter works and -- I mean.
That's yet to risky business in Hollywood so why should they pay out in fact he did apologize.
To her saying -- -- sorry I didn't mean anything by it.
She hugged -- trailer everything with -- next -- tonight a lone man I want another apology and some flowers maybe some long stemmed roses that's not gonna work system that is that's how big unit and it three -- as by the way he hasn't I.
May 2008 at a secret meeting to fire her explore it before she doesn't think make.
That was the major that was the major blow up and -- no doubt there's no doubt that -- was in retaliation.
For that law that embarrassed Marc Cherry the creator of the show so that this is a lot more credibility -- saying in May June of 2008.
And we decided in the heat of the most popular popular show you -- it it probably in prime time.
They want your I -- -- client side is that fact that two former writers testified.
That the decision was not made until December 2008 to fire her after she got okay wait for the appealing and I -- I Desperate Housewives than turnaround is out technical.
But it turns out that some -- testified on the stand.
That a major characters about to get killed off who is -- Kimberly scenes -- a hot a hot summer I guess in my own Mac -- -- as you can walk.
How convenient to kill him off now to prove to ladies and gentlemen of the jury but guess what we fire people all the time -- Guess what else guess what it's not just might -- -- just Mike Delfino and that character because they they were asking executive producer at us and they and they asked -- have you thought about killing off any the other stars and he said do I have to answer that the judge said yes you do.
He said Eva Longoria Marcia cross and Felicity Huffman are safe.
But Terry had share -- Under discussion on Larry's Larry they are inevitable because of all these things -- six million bucks all right got to go and I didn't know it surprise -- trying to be a spoiler.