Liza Minnelli Settles Sexual Harrassment Suit Out of Court


Liza Minnelli has settled out of court with her driver of ten years, M’Hammed Soumayah, who brought charges against the performer in 2004 for beating him, forcing him to have sex with her and spitting on him when he refused. Minnelli was deposed last month and had to answer questions about the charges under oath; the two sides struck a deal soon after on November 13. Minelli previously faced a $10 million suit from ex-husband David Gest, who suffered drunken beatings, during which, he said, Minnelli possessed super-human strength. [NYP]