[photogallerylink id=37434 align=left]It’s that time, time once again for another “sex tape” scandal of the stars. This time, it’s from 1997 and it stars American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez according to TMZ.com
The video was recorded during J Lo’s 1997 honeymoon with now ex-husband Ojani Noa in February of that year. When the Cuban-born Noa met Lopez, he was a waiter in a Miami restaurant. The marriage lasted less than one year. Eleven months to be exact, they divorced in January of 1998, but the problems from that relationship have lasted longer than the marriage.
After the divorce Lopez hired Noa to manage her Pasadena restaurant Madre’s in April of 2002, but he was fired in October of that same year. Soon thereafter Noa sued Lopez over the termination. They settled when both parties drew up a confidentiality agreement.
In April of 2006, Lopez sued Noa to prevent him from publishing a book containing personal details about their short marriage. She claimed that it violated their confidentiality agreement.
Sixteen months later, in August 2007, a court-appointed arbitrator issued a permanent injunction which forbode Noa from, “criticizing, denigrating, casting in a negative light or otherwise disparaging” Jennifer Lopez. She was awarded over $500,000 in compensatory damages, which included almost $300,000 in legal fees and close to $50,000 in arbitration costs. The court decision also included an order for Noa to hand over all copies of any materials related to the book to Lopez or her attorney.
A little over two years later, in November 2009, Lopez sued Noa again for breach of contract and invasion of privacy, citing a their confidentiality agreement, to prevent him from releasing his a film he planned to produce and distribute called, “How I Married Jennifer Lopez: The JLo and Ojani Noa Story”, and alleged “previously unseen home video footage”. The following month, 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 wass only temporary, Lopez’s lawyer, Jay Lavely, said that he would 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! (cable channel) that he planned to fight the injunction: “It’s not about the money, it’s about my life”.
[photogallerylink id=24438 align=left]It’s been two years since then, and Noa has won this round. Last week a judge in Los Angeles ruled that she had no case and it opened the door for Noa to sell the tape.
He’s been taking bids, and currently their are three companies who are currently in the running to make the purchase, Red Light District, YouPorn.com, and PornHub.com.
Reportedly the tape doesn’t show any “sex”, just some spanking and JLo booty.
Remember, there’s always room for JLo.