Jennifer Lopez has sued her former chauffeur for extortion and defamation, claiming Hakob Manoukian threatened to blab “disruptive and potentially damaging” information about her unless she paid him $2.8 million, according to court documents obtained by E! News.
Earlier Manoukian sued Lopez and her manager Benny Medina for breach of contract. The driver claimed Lopez did not pay him the full salary.
Lopez is seeking $20 million in damages. The star said Manoukian was trying to control hiring security team and got angry and hostile when it was not the one recommended by him.
Technically a countersuit to Manoukian’s original complaint, Lopez’s suit also denies his allegations that she didn’t pay him the full salary they agreed upon or that Medina treated him poorly.
Perhaps Lopez is confusing the chauffeur with American Idol? In any event, it does appear Manoukian could be available for a new position as Kim Kardashian’s driver.