Posted Aug. 9, 2007 – It’s payday for singer-actress Jennifer Lopez, who was awarded nearly $545,000 in the arbitration of a lawsuit against her first husband over his plans to publish a tell-all book about the star, Reuters reports.
As part of the decision, Lopez also won a permanent injunction barring her ex-spouse, Ojani Noa, from disclosing intimate information about their relationship for personal gain. Such information may have divulged juicy tidbits as Lopez' multiple affairs during her brief marriage to Noa, including one with current hubby and singer Marc Anthony, while he was also married to Dayanara Torres.
Lopez sued Noa, 31, in June 2006 to stop him from publishing the book, claiming it violated the terms of a nondisclosure, "non-disparagement" agreement the two had reached under a previous legal settlement.
The arbitration of their latest dispute makes permanent an injunction Lopez obtained against the book's publication in June 2006.
"I just hope he respects the order of the court," said Paul Sorrell, attorney for Lopez. "If he doesn't, it won't be over."
Sorrell filed papers in a Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday asking a judge to affirm the arbitration.
Lopez was awarded $200,000 in damages for breach of contract, $300,000 in attorneys' fees and nearly $48,000 in arbitration costs.