Judge Throws Out Blackmail Lawsuit by Jennifer Lopez TheWrap
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has thrown out a $20 million lawsuit filed by former "American Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez that alleged her former driver was trying to blackmail her, reports TheWrap.com.
Lopez had filed suit against her former chauffeur and head of security, Hakob Manoukian, alleging he tried to blackmail her by threatening to release damaging information he had learned during his employment, the story notes.
The suit was a counterclaim made against a complaint filed by Manoukian, in which he claimed he was forced to resign from his position after he was denied "production pay" that he claimed was owed to him. The original suit is still pending, the story adds.