Now she says it never happened.
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.
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.