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After her lawyer claimed in April that "Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry's behavior was "nothing short of abusive and appalling," Nicollette Sheridan has decided to amend her $20 million lawsuit -- and we've got the court papers.
In a joint stipulation filed last week, the former "Desperate Housewives" actress retracted her claims of physical injury and emotional distress. This means Sheridan will not have to submit to a mental or physical examination.
"While Sheridan believes that her claims for physical injury and emotional distress are valid and meritorious, Sheridan wishes to streamline the case by narrowing the issues for purposes of discovery and trial," the stipulation says.
Earlier this year, the 47-year-old actress filed a lawsuit claiming Cherry struck her across the head and face in 2008 and then ultimately fired her from the hit ABC show after she reported the incident. Back in April, the actress' lawyer told ET, "Nicollette asked ABC for help and protection from Mr. Cherry's abusive behavior, and ultimately, ABC was not willing or able to provide that protection. Sometimes the only way that a safe and normal work environment can be created is when a hard-working person like Nicollette stands up for herself and her rights, and in doing so help protect others who have had to work in a hostile environment."
Meanwhile, ABC told ET in April, "While we have yet to see the actual complaint, we investigated similar claims made by Ms. Sheridan last year and found them to be without merit."