'Desperate Housewives' Battle Kicks Off With Jury Selection

Law360, Los Angeles (February 28, 2012, 8:39 PM EST) -- Attorneys representing "Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry, whom actress Nicollette Sheridan accuses of killing off her character after she complained about a physical altercation with him, asked prospective jurors Tuesday whether Cherry's homosexual orientation would influence a verdict.

None of the possible jurors indicated that Cherry's personal life would dictate how they view his turbulent working relationship with Sheridan, which is the subject of her case. The probing questions into potential jurors' biases and personal beliefs came as attorneys continued to whittle down the panel that...
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