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TAB WARS

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The Second Time Around: Roseanne and Tom Arnold, who in June reached a private settlement with the National Enquirer over publication of four love letters the tabloid allegedly stole from the couple, are suing the Enquirer again over a story that said they trashed a rented mansion. The Superior Court lawsuit seeks unspecified damages from the supermarket tabloid and homeowner Spencer Proffer, and accuses them of conspiring to concoct a phony story that stated the Arnolds “lived like subhuman vandals.” “We claim they sent some people in to trash the house to write a preconceived pig-sty story. The story was a complete fantasy,” said the Arnolds’ attorney, Delos Brown. “That’s absolute rubbish. We wouldn’t do something like that,” said Enquirer editor Iain Calder. Proffer sued the Arnolds in July, saying they caused more than $205,000 damage to his $3.5 million house during a 10-month stay. The Arnolds claim they left it in good condition.


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