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Sopranos snitch Vincent Pastore has settled a civil suit filed by his ex-fiancée, according to The Associated Press.
Lisa Regina's $5.5 million suit alleged that Pastore hit her during a dispute in 2005. Pastore pleaded guilty that year to attempted assault and was sentenced to 70 hours of community service, but the actor has since claimed his innocence and said he regretted not fighting the charge. During the trial, he testified that he and Regina did get into a loud argument, but he insists he never touched her.
The terms of the settlement deal were not disclosed...
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Actor Vincent Pastore has settled the $5.5 million (£3.7 million) civil lawsuit filed against him by his ex-fiancee, who accused him of assault.The 62-year-old's former partner, Lisa Regina, 47, alleged Pastore hit her during a dispute in April 2005.
Pastore - who played Salvatore 'Big Pussy' Bonpensiero hit mob show The Sopranos - pleaded guilty in 2005 to attempted assault on Regina and was sentenced to 70 hours of community service.
On Friday, Pastore gave an emotional testimony as part of the trial, admitting they did have a blazing row during a drive to New Jersey; but insisting the argument never turned physical.
The presiding Manhattan judge excused jurors on Tuesday after announcing the settlement. The terms were not disclosed as WENN went to press. »
Big Pussy's big temper is gonna cost him. Former Sopranos turncoat Vincent Pastore has settled a $5.5. million civil suit filed against him by ex-fiancée Lisa Regina, who claimed the actor assaulted her back in April 2005. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but the deal came several days into the New York trial, and after the 62-year-old took the stand in his own defense. Despite pleading guilty back in 2005 to attempted assault, Pastore has maintained his innocence and has since claimed he regretted not fighting the charge. He testified last week that he and Regina did get into a loud argument en route to New Jersey, but insisted he never laid a hand on her. Pastore said on »
Former The Sopranos actor Vincent Pastore wept in court on Friday during an emotional testimony as part of an ongoing legal battle with his ex-fiancee.The 62-year-old star is at the centre of a $5.5 million (£3.79 million) civil lawsuit from his former partner Lisa Regina, 47, who accuses him of assaulting her during a dispute in April 2005.
Pastore - who played Salvatore 'Big Pussy' Bonpensiero in the hit show - pleaded guilty in 2005 to attempted assault on Regina, 47, and was sentenced to 70 hours of community service.
He is now battling the case out in New York's civil courts and on Friday gave a stirring testimony, admitting they did have a blazing row during a drive to New Jersey - but he is adamant the argument never turned physical.
He told the Manhattan Supreme Court court, "I was upset because I knew Lisa was with me because of her own personal goals. It had nothing to do with love. I got angry. I started to cry.
"We were both angry, both yelling at each other," he said. "I had both hands on the steering wheel. I did not hit her on the back of the head, and I did not hit her head on the gear shift, as she has said."
Regina claimed to have suffered psychiatric harm from the incident and is seeking damages. »
4 items from 2009
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