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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Jennifer Lopez Suing Ex-Husband for Breach of Confidentiality

JLO  According to Wikipedia's entry on Jennifer Lopez, she had a brief marriage with the Cuban-born Ojani Noa, whom she met when he was a waiter in a Miami restaurant.  They divorced in 1998, and Lopez filed her first lawsuit against Noa in 2006.  The result was an order enjoining Noa from publishing a tell-all book about their relationship and that Noa pay Lopez $545,000 for breach of a confidentiality agreement In 2009, according to Wikipedia, it was reported that Noa is going to do a film about Lopez titled, "How I Married Jennifer Lopez: The JLo and Ojani Noa Story", which will include "11+ hours of previously unseen home video footage". In November 2009, it was announced that Lopez is suing to enjoin Noa from releasing the footage and for $10 million for invading her privacy and for breach of contract, citing the parties' confidentiality agreement. reports that Noa counter-sued last week and will be seeking $100 million because JLo and others are interfering with the production of Noa's "mockumentary."  As reported in the New York Daily News, the planned movie was rumored to include over eleven hours of footage from the couple's honeymoon, some of which was said to be of the naked kind.  According to the Daily News:

 Lopez's side says the movie-making crew wants to sell 11-plus hours of footage that depicts Lopez "in a revealing lack of clothing, and in sexual situations, especially in the hotel room from (her and Noa's) honeymoon."

 But on, we get a slightly different version of plaintiff's allegations:

"There wasn't anything close to sex in it," Lopez's attorney John Lavely told PEOPLE. "We never alleged that. But it's still private and personal to my client."

It's all good.  The "mockumentary" that reports (mockingly perhaps?) on Noa's life as a Cuban immigrant has now been retitled "Escape."

[Jeremy Telman]

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I realize this is an old post but I have to comment. I think it's a load to tell a man he can't reveal his own life story because his ex wife happens to now be famous. There's no way there would have been this original order against a tell all book if no one had ever heard of either party.

Posted by: Scott | Jun 13, 2010 6:52:25 AM

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