Source: Nicollette Sheridan Avoids Psych Evaluation After Dropping Emotional Distress Claim In Ongoing ‘Housewives’ Lawsuit

Nicollette Sheridan has dropped one of the claims in her $20 million lawsuit against “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry, ABC and Touchstone TV, a source told Access Hollywood.

Sheridan, who played Wisteria Lane real-estate agent and man-stealer Edie Britt for the show’s first five seasons, dropped one of the seven claims in her original lawsuit – for intentional infliction of emotional distress, the source told Access.

In return, the actress gets out of having to undergo a psychiatric or physical evaluation, the source said.

Court papers confirming the change in the lawsuit, originally filed in April 2010, did not appear to be in the court system yet.

On Friday, The Hollywood Reporter, which first broke the story, reported that Sheridan had dropped the intentional infliction of emotional distress claim and had agreed to not claim for what the trade mag called “emotional or physical damages.”

The trade mag reported that as a result of the latest amendment, Sheridan might receive less in damages if she proves victorious in court.

As previously reported on, Sheridan filed suit against the parties in Los Angeles Superior Court on April 5, 2010, claiming wrongful termination, assault and battery, gender violence, discrimination based on sex and age, retaliatory termination, breach of good faith and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

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Sheridan earned a Golden Globe nomination in 2004 for the role of Edie. Her final episode aired in April 2009.

Reps for the defendants were not immediately available for comment when contacted by Access Hollywood.

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