U.S. TV executives are reportedly preparing to offer Nicollette Sheridan a "peace package" to convince her to drop a multi-million dollar lawsuit against "Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry.
The actress stunned fans of the hit show earlier this month when she filed suit against Cherry, alleging he slapped her during an argument about a scene and then fired her when she complained about his behaviour on set.
Bosses at American network ABC reportedly want to resolve the case before it heads to court, after Sheridan's lawyers indicated they intend to subpoena cast and crew members to give evidence if the matter goes before a judge. And network chiefs are preparing to make the blonde beauty an offer in return for dropping the case, according to Britain's Sunday Express.
An ABC source tells the publication, "Our legal team is working to get both sides together to see if they can help-broker a compromise. This doesn't mean that anyone is going to hand Nicollette $20 million to drop her action and walk away but there are various incentives that might be put on the table."
Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria, Felicity Huffman and Marcia Cross have released a joint statement supporting the writer in the legal battle.