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Judge Sides With Jennifer Lopez in Lawsuit Against Ex-Husband


A judge has sided with Jennifer Lopez in the star's lawsuit against her first husband, Ojani Noa.

In a September 5 decision, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael C. Solner approved a $545,000 arbitration award for Lopez.

The 38-year-old singer-actress was suing Noa, who intended to write a tell-all book about their relationship. Solner also issued a permanent injunction barring Noa from publishing negative, denigrating, or disparaging details about Lopez.

Decided in April by a court-ordered arbitrator, the award includes $200,000 in damages, with the remainder paying arbitration costs and attorney's fees. The judge also directed Noa to deliver all book-related materials to Lopez or her lawyer.

Noa and Lopez married in February 1997, and divorced after 11 months. Lopez' breach-of-contract lawsuit, filed in April 2006, accused Noa of violating a previous lawsuit settlement preventing him from revealing private information about their relationship.

Noa, who had been representing himself, was turned down on September 5 after asking for another 30 days to find a lawyer.

Noa's unpublished, ghostwritten book reportedly claims that during the time of their marriage Lopez conducted multiple affairs, including one with her third and current husband, singer Marc Anthony.

Lopez' lawsuit alleges Noa offered not to publish the book in return for $5 million.

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