Whose got the hook up on the home video?
Within days of wrapping her triumphant debut season as an 'American Idol' judge, Jennifer Lopez received bad news from a Los Angeles courtroom: Her first husband, Ojani Noa, has won a long legal battle now that he finally found a loophole allowing intimate home video of J.Lo to be released.
The footage, which may or may not contain nudity, was allegedly shot during the pop singer's short marriage to the former waiter. The two tied the knot in 1997 before splitting months later. Noa was J.Lo's first husband; she is currently raising young twins with third husband Marc Anthony.
Throughout the case, Lopez's legal team successfully blocked the video's release, citing a confidentiality agreement Noa reportedly signed when the couple divorced which would ban him from making such private material public.
However, J.Lo's ex has recently sold the video to his current girlfriend, who is already going forward with a scheme to release the footage via a distributor. On Friday, according to RadarOnline.com, a judge in the case has ruled that the plan is legal.
"Claudia Vazquez has been allowed to release the home videos of Ojani and Jennifer," says Ed Meyer, an executive producer involved in the project, which he says "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."
In the past several years, Lopez has taken Noa to court on mulitple occasions for his attempts to capitalize on their relationship: He has tried to write a book about her, and to produce a film about her, but those exploits were shot down by the superstar's legal team.