Jennifer Lopez granted temporary restraining order

AP News
Posted: Nov 10, 2009 7:52 PM

A California judge granted a temporary restraining order Tuesday barring Jennifer Lopez's first husband and his manager from distributing 11 hours of home video footage the singer-actress claims includes sexual situations.

Lopez claims ex-husband Ojani Noa is exploiting her private life with the footage and the proposed film, "The J.Lo and Ojani Noa Story."

The order by Superior Court Judge James C. Chalfant also applies to Ed Meyer, who is Noa's manager.

Lopez and Noa wed in 1997, but the marriage lasted just 11 months.

In 2007, she won $545,000 in damages and attorney fees in another lawsuit that blocked Noa from publishing a ghostwritten tell-all book. Lopez claimed Noa demanded $5 million to keep from publishing the book.

Lopez believes the video footage and proposed film are exploitive and offensive and would damage her career and reputation.

Noa disputed the claim.

"It's a movie about my life," he said outside court. "They're trying to ruin my life again ... She don't want me to succeed and that's the problem."

Noa, who represented himself, claimed the footage included nothing sexual and is used to develop characters.

Meyer's attorney, Frank Sanes Jr., said the criticism is undeserved.

"Noa has an interesting story that should be told. He has nothing but respect for Jennifer," Sanes said. "The talk about sex tapes is a smoke screen."