Thursday, December 2, 2010

Ojani Noa: Will He Ever Leave His Ex Jennifer Lopez Alone?

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Jennifer Lopez taking ex-husband Ojani Noa to court again

Jennifer Lopez’s ex-husband, Ojani Noa, is causing the  mom of twins trouble – yet again.

This time, Noa and his agent Ed Meyer are trying to release a feature film about their rocky marriage.  JLo is taking them to court to stop their footage of her ”deviant” behavior in public during the couple’s short-lived marriage.  Noa and his agent say they never intended to market the R-rated scenes from the home videos. 

Lopez’s first marriage was to Cuban-born Ojani Noaon February 22, 1997. Lopez met Noa while he worked as a waiter at a Miami restaurant. They divorced in January 1998.

Since their divorce, Noa has been trying to make money from their short union.  Here is a list of court battles between the former couple:

In April 2006, Lopez sued to prevent her ex-husband, Noa, from publishing a book containing personal details about their short marriage, contending it violated their confidentiality agreement.

In August 2007, a court-appointed arbitrator issued a permanent injunction forbidding Ojani Noa from “criticizing, denigrating, casting in a negative light or otherwise disparaging” Jennifer Lopez. She was awarded $545,000 in compensatory damages, which included nearly $300,000 in legal fees and almost $48,000 in arbitration costs. Noa was also ordered to hand over all copies of materials related to the book to Lopez or her attorney.

In November 2009, Lopez sued Noa for breach of contract and invasion of privacy, citing a previous confidentiality agreement between the two, to prevent Noa from releasing his planned film, “How I Married Jennifer Lopez: The JLo and Ojani Noa Story”, and alleged “previously unseen home video footage”.

On December 1, 2009, judge James Chalfant granted a temporary injunction against Noa and his agent, Ed Meyer, barring them from distributing the footage in any forum.  Because the injunction is only temporary, Lopez’s lawyer, Jay Lavely, said that he will return to court to make it permanent. Lavely stressed that “there wasn’t anything even close” to a sex tape in Noa’s possession: “It’s private and personal, but it wasn’t a sex tape. They are innocent and they have been misrepresented… to increase value and media attention”.   After the hearing, Noa told E! that he plans to fight the injunction: “It’s not about the money, it’s about my life”.

Yeah right!  Will Noa just leave his ex alone? 

Will the mom of twins win the court battle again?  I’m pretty sure she will.

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