Nicollette Sheridan - ABC Trial: Marc Cherry Hit Actress With His Fingers
Posted on Tue Mar 6, 2012 09:45 AM PDT

nsheridan030212_01_200.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry stood by his story in court Monday that he struck Nicollette Sheridan with only his fingers, simply to demonstrate a physical scene.

Sheridan's attorneys were intent on proving that his actions were hurtful and inappropriate, but Cherry maintained he wasn't acting maliciously.

When asked if the actress ever gave him permission to demonstrate the scene on her, Cherry replied, "I didn't think I needed to. Permission was understood."

He did admit he felt badly about what happened and consulted multiple people on set before deciding it would be best to apologize to Sheridan.

He also felt she was lying about the allegations and blowing them out of proportion, but once ABC human resources cleared him of any wrongdoing, he felt vindicated.

The trial is ongoing.