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Jennifer Lopez

Sued By Ex-Driver -- You Let

Benny Medina Treat Me Like Crap

4/30/2012 5:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Jennifer Lopez is being sued by her former personal driver ... who claims the singer's powerful manager Benny Medina HUMILIATED him ... and destroyed his career.

According to the lawsuit obtained by TMZ, Hakob Manoukian claims he started driving for J.Lo and Marc Anthony in 2005 ... and over time they loved him so much, they convinced him to shut down his company and work exclusively as her personal Head of Security and Transportation.

Hakob claims J.Lo agreed to pay him more than $200,000 per year.

But according to the suit, things went south when Lopez began filming "What to Expect When You're Expecting" in 2011 ... that's when Hakob claims he was forced to spend time with Benny Medina.

Hakob -- who was born in Iraq -- says Medina hated his guts from the start ... claiming Benny would often rip him for the way he dressed, cussed him out in public and told him "he could not speak English well enough."

Hakob claims Medina eventually persuaded Lopez to demote him ... taking away his security responsibilities .... and relegating him to "merely be Lopez's Los Angeles driver."

Hakob says he was basically forced to resign -- and now he's suing J.Lo and Benny for unspecified damages.

Medina tells TMZ, Manoukian was a "disgruntled employee who chose to quit."

Our call to Lopez has not been returned.


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Patrick Henry    

Benny Medina must not be all that popular as I have yet to hear of him. Hollywood is full of sociopaths who use who they can and suck the life out of people: shame on Jlo for breaking a working contract: security and driving job for 200,000 a year.

Someone is right: Jlo without makeup and hair looks like the average American woman. And to think men drool over something like JLO: all plastic!

906 days ago


hehehehe , really its a ridicule thing for suing . i love JLo and i know that he didnt the right thing if she was demoted by JLo. she is the best . dont be Jealous . she is a perfect singer and actress and dancer and ...

906 days ago


she knows she is guilty.. thats why she isnt answering ur calls.. and she thought she can run away... shame!!! i always thought she is different now am disappointed...

906 days ago


your pathetic show what a family really is hug cuddle take care of your kids stop corupting our youth .Be a mother for once .ya estasa vieja

906 days ago


I don't understand. What's the law that was allegedly broken here? Sounds like life to me.

906 days ago


So this guy was presentable enough spoke English well enough from what 2005 to 2011 and all of a sudden the English he speaks isn't good enough? Jloooo should tighten the leash on her manager he's diggin his and her sh@it hole too deep from the get go.

906 days ago


Destroyed his career??

What kind of a career does someone have who drives for a diva/prima donna like JLo?

Good luck with his lawsuit. Anyone can claim he is filing a lawsuit. Let's see if he makes it to court.

906 days ago

dimples nyc    

jennifer always not paying someone. she from nyc never did concert and from the bronx only did couple kid bay charity please this actress more of herself and that young guy could of been her son come on jennifer u trying hard enough to show a real role model.

906 days ago

Joan K    

I wouldn't have known this was Lopez, she is starting to look kind of rough.

906 days ago


i've met benny medina, he was a douche bag....

905 days ago

dimples nyc    

this actress only has comps no cash to pay a driver come on

905 days ago

Toasty J    

Medina is s*** of the earth. A terrible human being.
J-Lo's bad cop whenever she needs dirty work done.

905 days ago
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