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J-Lo sues ex-hubby over tell-all book

Actor Jennifer Lopez sues Ojani Noa claiming that he demanded moolah to keep him from publishing a tell-all book.

india Updated: Apr 11, 2006 13:39 IST

Hollywood superstar Jennifer Lopez has sued her ex-husband Ojani Noa claiming he demanded $5million to keep him from publishing an explosive tell-all book about the entertainer.

The lawsuit aims to keep Noa from publishing the book which Lopez claims contains "private and intimate statements, many of which are negative, denigrating and disparaging" about the singer-actress.

By "shopping" the manuscript, Noa was "wrongfully attempting to exploit his prior relationship with (Lopez) by making salacious, inflammatory, invasive, disparaging statements", the suit said.

In addition, Noa made "some false and defamatory statements" for his own "financial gain in violation of a specific written agreement to the contrary", Lopez -- once known to her fans as J-Lo -- claimed.

In the suit filed in Los Angeles, Lopez requested a temporary restraining order and a permanent injunction preventing Noa from selling the manuscript. In addition she wants to be awarded her court costs.

Lopez, 36, and former model Noa were married for one year from February 1997 to January 1998.

The lawsuit states that Noa sent a letter to Lopez's attorney on January 13, 2005 in which Noa "declared his intention to continue to shop his proposed book and to obtain a publisher for the book".

"She may want me to stay quite [sic], and not talk about her it [sic] all in the book, I'll be more happy to do, if we can come to an agreement.

First Published: Apr 11, 2006 13:39 IST