Jennifer Lopez has been engaged in a legal battle over the release of an intimate home video for years.
Lopez married Ojani Noa in 1997, and during their short-lived marriage, the couple made an intimate home movie. Lopez was initially successful in the battle, citing that release of the footage would violate a confidentiality agreement Noa signed.
But since that ruling, Noa found a legal loophole, selling the footage to his girlfriend, Claudia Vazquez, so she can release it on his behalf. A Los Angeles judge ruled on Friday morning that Vasquez may release the footage.
The footage has been made into an entire production that 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.”
The ruling states: “Vazquez argues she has and is suffering harm in that she has had difficulty in obtaining work as a result of Lopez's attempts at enforcing the Injunction against her.
“Vazquez argues that Lopez, on the other hand, will suffer no harm if Vazquez's preliminary injunction is granted. Lopez puts forth no arguments contradicting those of Vazquez and, in fact, fails to address this element of the preliminary injunction test altogether. As a result, the Court finds that the balance of the equities weighs in favor of Vazquez.”
So basically, because this guy’s life sucks and hers doesn’t, he gets to release the footage. At least Lopez can take solace in the fact that she’s no longer married to this sleaze.