LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez has filed a $20 million lawsuit against a former driver whom she claims threatened to spill her secrets if she did not pay him $2.8 million, court records showed.
Lopez alleges that Manoukian wanted more money and additional control of her security team. She is seeking $20 million in damages, the documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court show. “Manoukian plotted to retaliate against Ms. Lopez and her management and to use his apparent position of trust to exploit and extort substantial sums from Ms. Lopez,” the lawsuit reads in part.
“In the furtherance of this plot, he abruptly terminated his employment with Ms. Lopez and began to threaten her” with revealing “sensitive and personal information that he had allegedly overheard while driving Ms. Lopez.”