J-Lo Files Counter-suit Against Former Driver for $20 Million
A man by the name of Manoukian now finds himself being sued after he filed a law suit against J-Lo first.
MANOUKIAN STRIKES FIRST
Manoukian who is originally from Iraq was hired by Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony back in 2005 when the couple was happily married. They were so happy with Manoukian’s work at the time, that they decided to make him head of their security. His new found responsibility also came with a nice raise bringing his salary somewhere in the neighborhood of $200,000 per year.
A win-win. Everyone was happy right? Wrong.
Jennifer Lopez’ manager Benny Medina just did not like Manoukian. He claimed that he didn’t’ speak English good enough and berated him frequently in public.
When J-lo started working on the film ” What to Expect When You‘re Expecting,” Manoukian’s run in’s with Medina were more frequent and Medina eventually had Manoukian demoted. He felt that he was not qualified to be the head of security. In Manoukian’s original filing he said after the demotion he was forced to resign. Medina’s response was simply that Manoukian was a “disgruntled employee who chose to quit”
JENNIFER LOPEZ STRIKES BACK!
Lopez now with time on her hands since leaving Idol has fired back filing a suit for damages of more than $20 Million dollars! TMZ reports that Manoukian was not innocent at all. The filings say that he tried to get $2.8 million out of J-Lo, if not he would start dishing dirt that he had on her and Marc Anthony. During his tenure with the couple as their driver, he was privy to many a private conversation that he was more than willing to make public.
The suit also says that when Manoukian was demoted he became hostile and angry and that’s when he plotted to retaliate with the blackmail attempt.
At this point Manoukian should withdraw his suit before his legal bills get too high. J-Lo can afford to bankrupt him in legal fees and then win the suit. My advice to Manoukian, “Get out why you can dog – this doesn’t seem like a battle you can win”.
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