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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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peter    

I guess being a bitch w everybody doesn't pay.

765 days ago
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Emily    

well, I am not sure it all can be true. But it happens quite often when people are serving and working for celebrities get jelaous about the money and start looking for dirty ways how they can get a couple millions. They write books about working for celebrities, making pctures and selling information to the medias. It proves that even if you have a good wage it's never enough, people are never satisfied with how much they earn and want more. I am sure that Jlo's driver do not live through payday advance loans but he wants to make more cash and thinks that 2.8 millions can make him a happy man. Greed never means anything good.

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