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Jennifer Lopez files $24 million extortion suit against former driver

Published on Aug 8, 2012 9:35 PM
 
United States singer and American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez performs during the Pop Music Festival 2012 at Arena Anhembi in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on June 23, 2012. She 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. -- PHOTO: AFP

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.

 
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