Lopez to Settle With Ex-Husband 8/18/06
Latina superstar Jennifer Lopez is close to settling her legal battle
with her first ex-husband Ojani Noa before it goes to court.
The singer/actress filed suit against the former waiter in April (06),
after Noa announced plans to detail his one-year marriage with the Latina
beauty in a tell-all book. She also obtained a restraining order barring
Noa from revealing intimate details of their sex life.
Noa and Lopez signed an agreement last year (05), ruling he could not
disparage the star or make money from disclosing intimate details from
their brief marriage.
In court papers, Lopez claimed Noa said he would continue to market his
book The Unknown Truth: A Passionate Portrait of a Serial Thriller, unless
the star paid him $5 million, however Noa denied these claims.
At a hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court yesterday (16AUG06), lawyers
for Lopez and Noa said they hoped to settle their differences through
This is second legal dispute between the former spouses - last year
they settled a lawsuit filed by the Cuban-born model, who claimed he was
fired "without good cause or reasons" from his position as
manager of her Pasadena, California restaurant Madre's.
The couple divorced in March 1998 after 13 months of marriage.