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Al Roker & Jennifer Lopez

Sued Over Alleged Bounty Hunter Assault

12/13/2012 10:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jennifer Lopez
and Al Roker should think twice before sending their ruthless bounty hunter after an innocent man ... and falsely accusing him of being a criminal on national TV -- so says a new lawsuit.

19-year-old Everette Draughn filed the lawsuit in Louisiana against Roker and Lopez, claiming their new Spike TV reality show called "Big Easy Justice" falsely labeled him as a grand theft auto suspect ... and then targeted him in nationally-televised manhunt last year.

The show's about a New Orleans bounty hunter named Tat-2, and Lopez and Roker produce it. Everette's episode aired in April.



According to Everette's lawsuit, the big name producers are responsible for the mishap -- and should have done their due diligence before falsely labeling him a criminal on national TV.

Everette insists he hadn't committed grand theft auto at the time of the episode's broadcast, nor was he a fugitive as the show claims. Everette also says he was battered into signing a release agreement. 

Now, he's suing for unspecified damages -- claiming the show not only ruined his reputation and caused him injuries ... it also cost him his job. 

A rep for Spike TV said the network doesn't comment on pending litigation. Calls to Roker's and Lopez's reps were not returned.

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1.

KnuckleDragger    

"Everette also says he was battered into signing a release agreement."


Please...

644 days ago
2.

roll3567    

reality shows don’t harm people do they? no... they are always above reproach and their integrity knows no bounds.

644 days ago
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Raymond    

"Everette insists he hadn't committed grand theft auto at the time of the episode's broadcast"

LOL, did he AFTER?

644 days ago
4.

rikki    

So this is what celebrities do to make more money eh?

644 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

Seriously, don't Roker & Lopez already have enough $$ and stuff to do? When is enough, enough?!

644 days ago
6.

mebrat24    

hope he wins big time, Jenny from the Broncs doesn't have enough money.

644 days ago
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mebrat24    

So nice of TMZ to give Lopez free advertising.

644 days ago
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karlew    

Tat 2? Really? This is what this goof calls himself? Why can't these guys have names like Fred or Bob. Seems to me if you really are a tough guy you don't need to make up silly names to make yourself appear meaner.

644 days ago
9.

hi    

I have a feeling they will make a movie about JENNI RIVERA starting JLO

644 days ago
10.

Truth    

MAN WHY ARE THESE SHOWS A RIP OFF OF "COPS" FROM BACK IN THE DAY AND THE BOUNTY HUNTER WITH THAT FUGLY MOFO "THE DOG"??? #TRUTH!!

644 days ago
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some guy    

I expected better from Al. An unoriginal show that is diametrically opposed to his image as a nice guy meteorologist. Probably also runs a dogfighting ring with Lopez.

644 days ago
12.

SevenCostanza    

J-Lo = high milage washed-up ho.

644 days ago
13.

Parker    

damn this whore is showing her menpausal age...guess the bitch has a good makeup artist...puerto rican trash is what this bitch is.....

644 days ago
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luv_it    

I hope he wins. J ho doesn't have any talent so now she's a producer! REALLY!! I guess she needs to stop paying her ugly ass bf his allowance to be with her cause she needs to start saving her money..lmao...whos a bigger ho j ho or kim k?

644 days ago
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DeeMaree    

Says he hadnt committed grand theft auto AT THE TIME OF THE EPISODES BROADCAST; so he committed it after? Also he was BATTERED into signing a release. How that go. Sign this release. No, why should I? Cuz you will be a star. Oh, ok. Give me a freaken break. As for jlo and roker, strange bedfellows indeed.

644 days ago
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