Persian Woman

Settles Lawsuit

Against 'Shahs of Sunset'

3/6/2012 11:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A Persian woman who filed a lawsuit, claiming she was forced against her will to play the role of a bad girl on the new show "Shahs of Sunset" has settled her beef -- but we've learned she's walking away with a big fat nothing.

Sources connected with the dispute tell TMZ ... under the terms of the confidential settlement, producers have agreed to cut Kathy Salem out of the premiere episode of the Ryan Seacrest-produced show, which airs Sunday on Bravo.

According to the suit, Kathy claims she was verbally abused at a fancy Hollywood Hills party and then attacked by a gaggle of Persians, one of whom tried to rip her top off.

But here's the deal ... We're told producers didn't like her storyline anyway, so she wasn't going to make the cut.  We beg to differ -- the storyline sounds kind of awesome to us.

And, we're told, Kathy got zilch by way of money.

As for the show, we hear it's epic.