Jennifer Lopez has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles claiming that her former driver Hakob Manoukian threatened to “disclose sensitive and personal information that he allegedly heard while driving Lopez” unless the singer paid him $2.8 million.
Lopez is asking for $20 million in damages, which happens to be the same amount she made for her stint on “American Idol”.
J-Lo filed the lawsuit as a counter claim after Manoukian sued over being forced to resign after being berated by Lopez’s manager Benny Medina.
Lopez claims her former driver demanded $2.8 million from her, or else he would tell all on what he heard while driving the star around.
Hakob began chauffeuring Lopez and ex-husband Marc Anthony around in 2005 and later became their exclusive head of transportation.
The driver was there to witness the breakdown of their marriage and J-Lo’s as the singer began her hot new romance with Casper Smart.
A source reveals that Jennifer Lopez is “taking some time to think about things” after photos of her boyfriend Casper Smart emerged of him leaving a XXX peepshow in New York.
Smart claims that he was lost and entered the naughty establishment accidentally. Umm…ok!
There’s no telling what Casper was really up to at the gay hangout, but a source reports, “She is taking some time to think about things. They are still together. But the photos have shaken her up.”
The source adds that Lopez “has never been great at picking men, and this feels all too familiar to her.”
Jennifer is still dating her young, backup dancer but is taking some time to mull over her relationship.
“They have not split yet, but it’s fair to say they are cooling off a bit. The pictures have created a distance between them. Even if Casper is telling the truth, and he didn’t mean to walk into the doorway, it just proves how young and immature he is. He should have been more careful, he knows he is often being followed by paparazzi.”
Joshua Lee Ayers, a dancer and former pal of Casper Smart’s, claims that Casper is actually gay and just using Jennifer Lopez to become famous.
The former friend and dancer said Casper has a history of using and dumping women, even pointing out that his ex-girlfriend, Aisha Francis, got him a job as one of Lopez’s backup dancers only to be dumped right afterward.
Ayers said, “Aisha was really good to Casper. But he used her to get what he wanted, then left her for J.Lo.”
He adds, “Casper is a great self-promoter, but his talent is questionable. He just got lucky. Before he met J-Lo, Casper always said he was never having kids. It’s fishy that now all of a sudden he does. If I was J-Lo’s friend, I would be concerned.”
There are reports that Jennifer is paying Casper an allowance of $10,000 per week, so could it be Smart really is using J-Lo?
A source close to the couple revealed, “Jennifer had planned a fun day to celebrate Casper’s birthday. (She) knew that Casper really wanted a truck, and Casper was very excited about the generous gift.
“Casper was so excited about his new truck that he decided to drive it to dinner. She was smiling about Casper’s excitement.”
Lopez tweeted birthday well-wishes to her dancer boyfriend, “Beau has a birthday we’re so glad, we hope it’s the happiest Birthday Beau ever has! Happy birthday bear!!!”