The Rosie O'Donnell Show's Koosh Ball lawsuit settled
The 72-year-old woman who sued the producers of The Rosie O'Donnell Show after she was hit in the face with a Koosh Ball while sitting in the studio audience has withdrawn her negligence suit, according to E! Online. Lucilee DeBellis had sued Warner Bros. and Time Warner Inc. (but never O'Donnell herself) after the 2001 Koosh Ball incident, claiming that she was forced to spend Christmas by herself, nursing her face, and that, according to court papers, "the pain and soreness around plaintiff's mouth adversely affected plaintiff's relationship with her boyfriend." It is not known what terms were finally reached in the settlement, though it is thought that DeBellis received far less than the $3 million mentioned in her original suit.