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Jennifer Lopez

Files $20 Million

EXTORTION SUIT

8/7/2012 4:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0807_jennifer_lopez_articleJennifer Lopez has sued her former driver for extortion, claiming he demanded $2.8 million or else he'd tell the media and authorities about secrets he overheard while driving her here and there.

Jennifer's case is a countersuit to a claim filed by Hakob Manoukian, who claimed he was forced to resign after being publicly berated by JLo's manager, Benny Medina.

In her countersuit, obtained by TMZ, Lopez alleges Manoukian became drunk with power and wanted to control her entire security team and get more money for doing it.  When he was shut down, Jennifer claims he retaliated by threatening to spill confidential information that would be highly embarrassing.

And it gets worse.  JLo says Manoukian threatened that if he wasn't paid $2.8 million he would take his info to authorities and have her criminally prosecuted.

Lopez is suing for damages in excess of $20 million.

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dimes    

No confidentiality agreement?

775 days ago
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THE-KILLUMINATED-ONE    

I don't believe **** these famous ppl say. They always have an excuse. If he heard criminal info, isn't he in his right to report her?

775 days ago
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isaiah    

go away!

775 days ago
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News Flash     

Maybe she can use it for some singing lessons

775 days ago
5.

LDB    

One secret is that her huge ass is fake

775 days ago
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LDB    

2.8 million is Caspers allowance

775 days ago
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SMASHED    

JLo is a runaround skank IMO and has no business dating that kid. I have always thought she is trash. So nasty.

775 days ago
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EMP BITE ME    

Capri Anderson in POV hardcore sex

775 days ago
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Stephanie    

Did she just photobomb herself? Looks like the poster of her in the background is trying to seduce that guy.

775 days ago
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Anonymous    

Extortion is STUPID. He should have just sold the information. Then she could sue, but so what? I am not sure she would have a case.

775 days ago
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tam    

What does he need $ from her for in exchange for going to police..and who claims that was what happened? Either way, I don't see why J Lo should hide anything..she makes a career off her personal info..lol

775 days ago
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tenley    

She can take preemptive action. If law enforcement wants to investigate criminal allegations against her, however, they're still free to do that -- her suit doesn't magically make that aspect go away.

775 days ago
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will gates    

exactly, no background check and confidentiality agreement?

775 days ago
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Morgan    

Leads me to wonder just what he saw...

775 days ago
15.

Bob    

A lowlife Armenian grifter? Wow, what are the odds?

775 days ago
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