On Wednesday, a judge dismissed Jennifer Lopez’s $20 million extortion lawsuit she had filed filed against her former driver Habob Manoukian.
Manoukian filed a lawsuit against JLO in Los Angeles, Calif. in May for breach-of-contract alleging that he was not allowed to take lunch breaks and didn’t get paid for working overtime. Lopez was counter-suing her for $20 million in damages.
He claims that he began driving Lopez and ex-husband Marc Anthony part time in 2005 and then left his private limo company after Lopez and Anthony wanted him as a full-time driver last year.
Manoukian alleges that he was told he would earn $72,000 plus “production pay” for times when JLO would be filming, performing or involved with professional endeavors. The complaint alleges that Manoukian is owed $200,000.
In the dismissed lawsuit, Lopez says that Manoukian wanted to take over her entire security team and get more cash. After JLO declined his efforts, she says Manoukian fired back by threatening to go public with confidential and private information of Lopez’s life.
Since the claims were made public, JLO has maintained that the allegations are entirely untrue.