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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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KicksandGiggles    

Hum, I thought having to pay a kid to bonk you & be arm candy was embarassment enough. I can't believe her dignity could suffer any more so let the driver tell it all. We need a good laugh!!

814 days ago
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lyleswifey    

I'm so confused I thought all these celebrity workers all under contracts...and that clear breech of confidentiality...Idk about this story and 20 mil this guy doesn't have that she's nutzoo

814 days ago
18.

Aussie    

time for the driver to stump up with the goods ..... bring it on !

814 days ago
19.

Jordan    

Jennifer really must now be sweating her A$$ off getting fired from American Idol sueing a guy for 20 million that she will never see she must be taking advice from her boyfriend who needs money for the gay massage parlors and gay peep shows.

814 days ago
20.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

I wonder if she'll think it's extortion when the masses demand their money back for purchasing her lousy movies, talentless CD's & tacky clothing?

814 days ago
21.

AV    

As we all predicted, after Jlo was fired from Idol, and her career gone, she would go back to being the queen of the tabloids, filled with lies and drama, history is repeating itself.

814 days ago
22.

fragilegoods    

she is trying to deter the other scandal about her gay ass boi toi caught in a gay adult store..remember-back in the day-bookstores were created for gay people 2 go have sex w/o the fear of arrest or humiliation.. he looks gay, dances gay (like the bois @ the disco disco), so one would say ...simply put- GAY !!

814 days ago
23.

devilgirl    

I guess she needs to make up for that lost AI income.

814 days ago
24.

el polacko    

okay. tmz...get busy ! we want to know what this "terribly embarrassing' info is ! it's obviously enough to have j-lo worried.

814 days ago
25.

Crenter    

Awesome! I've just received my free minecraft giftcode!

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814 days ago
26.

noddafan    

i for one would like to see JLo criminally prosecuted.

814 days ago
27.

Timmy Boy    

What could possibly be so embarrassing for J-HO

814 days ago
28.

Who the Hell is Khloe    

So stupid

814 days ago
29.

bring back recent posts    

,,,gotta love the problems of the rich n famous...BOOHOO...cross your T's and dot your I's...geesh...101 in life!!!

814 days ago
30.

janet    

Her driver? 20 million? Her boyfriend is a pro, as long as Lopez pays.


He won't say anything for now. He's too busy having fun.

814 days ago
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