Sopranos Star Settles Abuse Suit

'Big Pussy' denies whacking ex
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2009 10:13 AM CST
In this Oct. 24, 2008 file photo, actor Vincent Pastore attends the Friars Club Roast of Matt Lauer in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)
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(Newser) – Sopranos mobster Vincent Pastore (“Big Pussy”) settled his $5.5 million court battle with his ex-fiance, who accused him of whacking her—on the head, New York Daily News reports. Pastore, who describes his ex as a “gold-digger,” admitted pulling her hair and screaming at her, but denied hitting her—even though she reportedly pulled down his pants in public during the 2005 argument.