JLo takes legal action to stop release of sex tape
Hollywood star Jennifer Lopez has moved court to stop ex-husband Ojani Noa from releasing home videos taped during their 11-month-long marriage. Read on to know more.entertainment Updated: Dec 03, 2010 18:27 IST
Hollywood star Jennifer Lopez has moved court to stop ex-husband Ojani Noa from releasing home videos taped during their 11-month-long marriage.
The singer filed a lawsuit against Noa and his agent Ed Meyer in the California Court of Appeal to stop their reported attempt to sell and market videos made in 1997 and the defendants have filed a reply in court.
According to documents filed in court, the 40-year-old is seen flashing her private parts and displaying other "deviant behavior" in the videos, reported People magazine.
"This is among other nudity on her part in the now 21 hours of home movies that we have so far recovered," Meyer said in the papers, adding that Ojani is continually finding more and more home videos with Lopez that he didn't remember he had.
Although the tapes do not contain full sex scenes they could be of great embarrassment to the star who is married to Mark Anthony and has two-year-old twins Max and Emme.
"It must also be stated that in Noa's Home Videos, Lopez gives her full consent to Noa taping her," added Meyer.
But Lopez is not agreeing to these tapes being made public saying they are private and personal, claiming that Noa and filmmaker Meyer are violating an injunction which blocks the release of the videos.This recent battle between Lopez and her ex-husband is the latest in a long history of legal wrangling.
Four years ago, Lopez sued Noa to prevent him from publishing a book containing details of their short-lived marriage.
In 2007, a court-appointed arbitrator issued a permanent injunction forbidding Noa from "criticising, denigrating, casting in a negative light or otherwise disparaging" the Jenny From The Block singer.
Lopez was awarded USD 545,000 in compensation and Noa was ordered to hand over all copies of materials related to his proposed book to Lopez's legal team.
In November 2009, Lopez again sued Noa for breach of contract and invasion of privacy, citing a previous confidentiality agreement between the two of them to prevent Noa from releasing his planned film, 'How I Married Jennifer Lopez: The J-Lo and Ojani Noa Story' and "previously unseen home video footage".
But Meyer has argued in the court filing that he is not held to a prior settlement between the former couple because he did not benefit from it and didn't know Noa at the time.