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Nancy Grace, CNN Reach Settlement In ‘Vodka Mom’ Lawsuit

HLN anchor Nancy Grace and her employers at CNN have reached a settlement with the family of Toni Modrano.

Modrano, who Grace dubbed “Vodka Mom,” on her eponymous HLN program, committed suicide by lighting herself on fire last Summer, citing the “Nancy Grace” segments as what pushed her over the edge. Modrano was the second woman to kill herself after being the subject of repeated segments on Grace’s crime-centric program.

Modrano’s family sued Grace, HLN and CNN not long after the death. According to the family’s attorney, the sides have come to a financial settlement, though the terms are not being disclosed, per court orders.

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