Woman Settles Suit With Halle Berry

A woman who sued actress Halle Berry over an auto accident has agreed to settle the case out of court, attorneys said.

Berry, 32, was sued by Hetal Raythatha for negligence after their cars collided at an intersection in February 2000. The lawsuit claimed Berry, who left the accident scene, was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, allegations the actress has denied.

Both women were injured. Berry suffered a gash on her forehead that needed stitches and Raythatha suffered a broken wrist.

The actress pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene and was ordered to pay $13,500 in fines and to serve 200 hours of community service.

Raythatha's attorney, Gloria Allred, and Berry's lawyer Marty Singer said Friday that the suit had been resolved but declined to reveal the terms. They said a request for the case's dismissal would be filed in court soon.

Berry, who won a Golden Globe for her performance in HBO's "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge," has appeared in such films as "X-men," "Bulworth," "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" and "Boomerang."

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