2005_04_bigpussypastore.jpgVincent Pastore goes on the offensive today, with an interview in the Post to explain his side of the fight turned ugly with ex-fiancee Lisa Regina that played out on downtown streets. We recommend you read it for yourself, because it's kind of insane, but here are some choice quotes:

"They charged me with a misdemeanor and people make out like I'm the new Robert Blake. I'm not a violent person, despite the characterizations you see on television."

"I got to make the front page of the New York Post with handcuffs, and my daughter and my family are devastated because I got involved with a ridiculous, crazy, insane woman — because I'm in love with her...You know what? I threw my life away over a woman. Everybody from 'The Sopranos,' everybody in my family — everybody's been telling me, 'She's no good for you.'"

"My life is a total, total, total mess. I can't sleep. I can't work. My family is in total shock — but I was warned and now I've got to face the music."

"[Regina] called me back in the middle of the night and said to me, 'I think I'm pregnant.' I hung up the phone and I said to myself — it ain't me — I have not slept with this woman in two months."

"[Regina] grabbed me by my shirt and my pants and started ripping my clothes off. She ripped my pants down to my underwear. She scratched my chest, she ripped my shirt off."

Among Pastore's claims: He was crying in the car; Regina, a former weightlifter, hit her head on the sidewalk when she fell; that Regina was yelling "Vinnie Pastore is abusing me! Big Pussy is abusing me!" when she had been hitting him; and that he tried to call 911 but Regina was kicking him. Regina's lawyer said that Pastore's stories is untrue: "He's a big pussy, he's a big bully and he's a big liar."