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Danielle Staub -- Settlement Reached in War with Ex

10/4/2010 1:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... Danielle Staub has reached a settlement with her ex-husband Kevin Maher -- thus ending a ferocious legal war over allegations that he once raped her with a gun and murdered her dog.

Danielle Staub settlement.
The terms of the settlement are confidential -- but one source close to the case tells us ... "cash was involved in the deal."

As we previously reported, Maher had sued the former "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star for $5 million -- claiming she defamed him by allegedly spreading horrible lies about him to several people and various news outlets.

TMZ spoke with Maher who told us, "The matter was resolved to the satisfaction of both parties." Maher also told us, "It's interesting that the case gets settled the day before Danielle was supposed to be deposed ... it was going to be the worst day of her life."

A rep for Staub had no comment.


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16.

JLS    

He sounds like a very violent bad ass to me. He denies what she is accusing him of yet if you listen to what he's saying these days, it drips of violence.

1448 days ago
17.

Michael    

I personally believe this guy did all that stuff. He is a covicted felon who said he was a cop among other things!

As for the rest of the people on the show...I hate that Bravo censors all the posts, ESPECIALLY the ones that are negaive to their "stars or favorites"! Hell, you can't even post on the Salahi one cause they will delete it! It's only positive stuff!

Jaqueline was an escort in Vegas, which is how she met her husband.

Ashley has some serious anger management issues and has been seen drinking unerage and using drugs.

Caroline and her family are super mobbed up! Her father in law was murdered by the mob execution style!! And yeah, she is an instigater and deffinately is an underhanded and conieving person. She is super two faced and makes everyone think she is sweet and nice.

Teresa, hell where to start with that nightmare! She has lied about multiple things with the house and everything. Can't believe a single thing she says!

This show was a trainwreck from the start and they made Danielle out to be the bad guy and all she did was not hide her life!

1448 days ago
18.

Maria    

I guess she won't have any money to trans-back to a man.

1448 days ago
19.

Violette-Blue    

Michael, where are you getting your info? Defamation is serious! Are you just Daniellle pretending to be someone else? Cause that beyotch needs to just f'off and go away.

1448 days ago
20.

Tim    

now shes got less money for cream cheese :/

1448 days ago
21.

libby    

Oh course Michael is Danielle!!! DUH!!! She's the only person in the world that would defend "her/himself" LOL!

1448 days ago
22.

libby    

He sure showed her not to mess with him LOL~~ I don't hear her shouting her mouth off now LOL~~~

Prostitution WHORE!!! She deserve all you get in life - BAD KARMA BITCH for lying about EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

1448 days ago
23.

Michael    

Nope, Not Danielle.

The info is out there on the web. Just have to look for it!

Just like what is going on on the Oksana front, you can find anything you want on the web.

1448 days ago
24.

FlamingoNut    

My God, what an unattractive woman, inside and out.

1448 days ago
25.

Nicole    

Nasty, skanky, tranny Dani had to avoid being deposed at all costs. She wouldn't have been able to deny all the whopping lies she told once she was under oath. Well, of course she could lie, but then she'd be in real trouble with the court. Now she'll just dance around (with or without her pole) pretending to be vindicated. Kind of like she pretended to be Michael, commenter #17 in this discussion. Go away, Danielle/Angela/Beverly.

1448 days ago
26.

libby    

I HAVE HE TOOK ALL HER MONEY (WHAT LITTLE SHE HAS) lol!!

1448 days ago
27.

Darvon    

Danielle Staub is VERY !!! hideous looking.

1448 days ago
28.

anony    

That's the scariest face I've actually seen on a person. I actually peed a little. Yeesh! She must terrify small children.

1448 days ago
29.

Caleigh    

Of course she came up with some cash she couldn't testify because everything she said was a lie. Wonder where she got the $$$$$$$$, unless she has a lesbian sugar daddy??? Danielle is all fake, boobs, hair, nails, face, and if not fake then everything she says is a lies, and yep Danielle the Manzos still don't want to hang with you.

What a freaking life she is in!!!

1448 days ago
30.

gross!    

@Michael:

You obviously ARE Danielle. The proof-most of what you said about the rest of the castmates was a lie, and you Danielle are a compulsive liar. Jaq was an escort...you are insane.
Keep making this crap up and see who sues you next.
Danielle is a disgusting lying pig and thank God she was FIRED from the show. Prostitution Whore!!!

1448 days ago
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