Sopranos Star Settles Abuse Suit

'Big Pussy' denies whacking ex

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 11, 2009 10:13 AM CST

(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.

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)
Stephen Baldwin, left, meets actor Vincent Pastore backstage of the play "Chicago The Musical" Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008 in New York.   (AP Photo/Chicago The Musical, Marion Curtis)
In this photo provided by HBO, actors David Proval, left, and Vincent Pastore arrive to the "Whacked Sopranos" event with cast members from the HBO series "The Sopranos," March 28, 2007 in New York.   (AP Photo/Marion Curtis, HBO)
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I have never hit anyone in my life with a baseball bat, except in the movies. They're always rubber, anyways. - Vincent Pastore

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