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SETTLEMENT OF PIGSTY SUIT GIVES PAIR 60,000 REASONS TO ROOT

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Comedian Roseanne Arnold and her husband, Tom Arnold, won a settlement in a lawsuit that claimed they caused extensive damage to a rented mansion, prompting one tabloid to report the famous couple left it looking like a pigsty, an attorney said Monday.

The Arnolds had been named as defendants in the suit, filed by Spencer and Suzanne Proffer, but it was the Proffers who chose to end the legal battle by paying the Arnolds a $60,000 settlement, said Delos Brown, the Arnolds' attorney.The Proffers' suit claimed the Arnolds devastated the Proffers' Benedict Canyon house while renting it from July 1989 to May 1990. It sought damages for what the Proffers said were costly repairs to priceless rugs, hardwood floors, antique furniture and gaping holes in the walls.

The National Enquirer reported that the star of the ABC series "Roseanne" and her husband had "trashed a Beverly Hills mansion - turning it into a pigsty."

The Arnolds vehemently denied the allegations and filed a cross-complaint claiming the Proffers and the tabloid conspired to stage the "pigsty" scene for photographs, then for the Proffers to have the wealthy TV star and her husband pick up the tab for remodeling work on the house.

The settlement, reached Friday, resolves both the original suit and the cross complaint, Brown said.