THE SOPRANOS star Vincent Pastore is being sued by his former fiancee who claims he abused her physically, emotionally and professionally.

Lisa Regina is claiming $5 million (GBP2.8 million) from Pastore alleging she is under medical care which has stopped her pursuing her acting and coaching career.

In November (05), Pastore pleaded guilty to attempting to assault Regina last April. He was sentenced to 70 hours of community, six months of therapy and a fine.

Now Regina is seeking civil damages, claiming she wants to teach Pastore, 58, a lesson and force him to seek help.

She tells the New York Post, "I want him to confront his problem. I want him to get help. I want him to say he's sorry. And I want to put the money to help other women who have suffered as I did."