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TV boss killed off Sheridan's Housewives character months before Cherry fight

Sheridan filed a lawsuit against Cherry in 2010, alleging he slapped her in the face after she expressed an opinion about one of his scripts, and then killed off her character when she complained to producers.

However, former ABC Studios executive and current CW president Mark Pedowitz insists the decision to axe the character of Edie Britt came months before the incident in 2008.

Speaking at the ongoing trial on Tuesday, he says, ""The belief was, the storytelling of Edie had pretty much finished. Her character had run its course.""

When asked by Cherry's attorney, Adam Levin, ""Who ultimately was the one who killed off Edie Britt from ABC Studios?"", Pedowitz replied: ""I did.""

He added, ""(Edie) was a main series regular and it required the network studio to sign off.""

Cherry confessed in court on Monday (05Mar12) that he did strike Sheridan on the head while demonstrating a scene on set. The series creator revealed he felt awful about the incident and had apologised to the star.