Jennifer Lopez is no doubt fuming at the moment. Her star is on the rise again with her appearances as a judge on American Idol. In the background, however, she has been fighting a lengthy court battle against ex-husband, Ojani Noa.
Lopez married Cuban-born Noa in February 1997 and the couple divorced the following year. About the average length of a Hollywood marriage. They met whilst Noa was working as a waiter in a Miami restaurant.
A court battle has been going on for years between the couple. Noa intended to release exclusive home video footage of Lopez, taken during their short lived marriage. Lopez was successful in a court injunction to stop him. There was even news at one stage that Noa intended to audition for the current American Idol series. Just like a smell that won’t disappear.
As you can see, the years following the divorce have not been entirely friendly. Now RadarOnline have the exclusive that Noa has won the court battle. He has found a legal loophole to exploit and his home video footage could well see the light of day.
He won’t release the footage. Legally he is not allowed to. But that’s not to stop him giving the footage to current girlfriend Claudia Vazquez, and her releasing it.
Ed Meyer, Noa’s executive producer for the project told RadarOnline: “Claudia Vazquez has been allowed to release the home videos of Ojani and Jennifer. The project will deal with JLo’s rise to fame, and her marriage to Ojani. Claudia will be meeting with video distributors on Tuesday, and hopefully, a deal can be made very soon.”
Legal rulings have been released in the latest courtroom battle, stating, yes, it is so. The legal writing on the wall for Lopez states: “Vazquez argues she has and is suffering harm in that she has had difficulty in obtaining work as a result of Lopez’s attempts at enforcing the Injunction against her.
“Vazquez argues that Lopez, on the other hand, will suffer no harm if Vazquez’s preliminary injunction is granted. Lopez puts forth no arguments contradicting those of Vazquez and, in fact, fails to address this element of the preliminary injunction test altogether. As a result, the Court finds that the balance of the equities weighs in favoor of Vazquez.”
What’s in these home videos? If Lopez had stayed mum, Joe public may not have given a damn. With all this legal drama, people may be queuing to obtain a copy.
Oh, the scandal!