JLo’s ex-hubby says court fight has left him bankrupt
New York: JLo’s ex-husband, Ojani Noa, is filing for bankruptcy, claiming that the legal battle over the couple’s private home videos has left him broke and depressed.
Lopez, 40, filed a 10 million dollar suit against Noa, 35, in November and obtained court orders to prevent him from using the home videos, including footage from their honeymoon, for a movie he was producing on his life.
“The lawsuit put me through so much pain and frustration,” the New York Post quoted him as saying.
“I’m losing everything,” he stated.
Noa hoped that, by declaring bankruptcy, he could sell the tapes, along with his car and personal belongings, at a public auction, but Lopez’s lawyer, John Lavely, said the tapes can’t be sold.
“Both the preliminary injunction and the permanent injunction are still in full force and effect. Offering for sale or selling the videotape would constitute a wilful violation,” he said.
In 2007, Noa was ordered to pay Lopez 545,000 dollars when he tried to publish a tell-all book, claiming it violated a confidentiality agreement the couple had previously reached.
Noa said the litigation with Lopez has crippled his modelling and acting career.
“I can’t go to work because anytime I go to a casting, people are afraid to hire me because of the judgment on my head. [They are] skeptical [because] of what I’m going through,” he added.