Nicollette Sheridan Drops Slap From 'Desperate Housewives' Suit

Nicollette Sheridan. (ABC)

Nicollette Sheridan. (ABC)

Now she says it never happened.

Former "Desperate Housewives" co-star Nicollette Sheridan, who's suing show creator Marc Cherry for $20 million, has dropped her claim that Cherry slapped her across her face.

While Sheridan's lawsuit is still in play -- she's also accusing Cherry and ABC of wrongful termination and sex and gender discrimination -- it's likely she has limited her potential damages by dropping the allegations of physical and emotional abuse.

Sheridan filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court last Friday, agreeing that she won't assert any claim for emotional or physical damages, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In return, ABC won't require Sheridan to undergo a mental or physical examination.

Sheridan filed her original lawsuit last April, charging that Cherry "forcefully hit her with his hand across her face and head." A month later, she amended the claim to assert it had only been a "light tap."

Sheridan, 47, played real estate agent and Wisteria Lane resident Edie Britt on "Housewives" from 2004-2009, when she was dropped from the show.