LATEST: ROSIE O'DONNELL has promised to stand by the judge's decision as she fights a breach of contract dispute in court with publishers GRUNER + JAHR USA.

The former chat show host and actress stood next to her partner KELLI CARPENTER at yesterday's (10NOV03) hearing and insisted she would do whatever the authorities at MANHATTAN SUPREME COURT, New York decide is best in the case.

She said, "I have never been on the stand testifying. It's a very unique experience.

"I believe this judge is a wise man, and I will do whatever he decides. I am expecting a quick and speedy end to this trial. I will not appeal the verdict."

A verdict is expected later this month (NOV03). Meanwhile, O'Donnell's new New York musical taboo opens on Thursday (13NOV03).

11/11/2003 09:44