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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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46.

Zambonie    

realistic response, cos a guy who drives people around for a living is sure to have 20 mil

814 days ago
47.

Texasguy    

SHes trying to intimidate him with that amount of sill money she knows she will never get and at the same time derail her gay bf's going to gloryholes....SPILL IT DRIVER, BEFORE IT GOES TO COURT...WE ALL KNOW SHE F'D HER WAY TO THE ROLE IN SELENA, THE FLY GIRL, HER "MUSIC" CONTRACT AND MUCH MORE..SPIL SPLIL SPILLL. WE KNOW HER FAQCE AND ASS ARE FAKE TOO....BENNY MEDINA IS A SNAKE BTW...ANYYYYYYTHING COMING FROM HIM IS BS, SHES A NASTY QUEEN...SHE ALLOWS HIM TO PIMP HER OUT...DUMB HO, AN EMBARRASSMENT TO PUERTO RICANS...UFFF

814 days ago
48.

ic    

I think when you think of leaving Scinetology they put all these negative things on websites about you..look what happened to Travolta..thank god kathie was slick enough to get out and she does not have control over his daughter as he seems to be with her so much more now...

814 days ago
49.

Trooper Tom    

He supposedly asked for 2.8 million LOL

814 days ago
50.

Elizabeth    

She said, he said- who really knows, except the two of them?

814 days ago
51.

Northerngirl41    

Guess what? Now every tabloid is going to try to pay him to spill the beans on J LO. I bet they are getting him an Attorney right now too.

814 days ago
52.

Throwback kid    

JLO has nothing but drama in her life, almost like she enjoys it? She has nothing in common with this young boy she is dating now, and does she plan on suing the media outlets too that reported her boy toy Casper was seen coming out of a gay sex shop? Enough already, JLO is approaching middle age and has two small kids. Time to grow up and stop acting like she is still the 25 year old Jenny from the block. People are getting tired of this woman and all her negative drama

814 days ago
53.

Justsay Nohan    

Confidentiality clauses/contracts cannot be used to cover up felonious criminal activity. Likewise, they cannot be used in a breach-of-contract suit when doing so allows the guilty party to profit from a criminal enterprise should they win.

814 days ago
54.

Lava    

What a stupid bitch. She has all the money in the world, and she sues her old driver for 20 million?!?!?! Is she stupid? This is so mean and STUPID. I went from superfan to hater. Stupid hoe.

814 days ago
55.

Sultry    

Yawn! Who cares about JLo n her stupid Bo?! ..or her driver. Really! She's lucky AI paid her a dollar. They didn't know... they're failing, desperate. Give us some new Latino blood. Never cared don't care.

814 days ago
56.

SheisHot    

The secrets: Casper is gay, Jenn does oral cleanup on Casper and his male lover after Casper gets it in the poop chute.

814 days ago
57.

CrankyMaddog    

Go on....

814 days ago
58.

MrsBettyBowers    

Jo-Ho got fired from American Idol. She has to keep her name in the press somehow . . .

814 days ago
59.

MrsBettyBowers    

If J-Ho actually had any actual talent, she wouldn't have to resort to such cravenly cheap gimmicks for attention.

814 days ago
60.

janet    

What, breast implants, wigs, hair extensions whatever. $20 million for what. That lawsuite is going nowhere.

814 days ago
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