Jennifer Lopez files $24 million extortion suit against former driver
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez has filed a US$20 million (S$24 million) lawsuit against a former driver whom she claims threatened to spill her secrets if she did not pay him US$2.8 million, court records showed on Tuesday.
Lopez, 42, maintains that Hakob Manoukian, who was in charge of her security and transportation, engaged in extortion, attempted extortion and conspiracy.
Manoukian, who started working for the star in 2005, has also been clashing with her manager, Benny Medina, over alleged contractual differences.
Lopez alleges that Manoukian wanted more money and additional control of her security team.