Lopez Wins Restraining Order Against Ex
Jennifer Lopez has been granted a temporary restraining order barring former husband OJANI NOA from releasing home videos of their honeymoon and brief marriage.
Noa, who was in the Los Angeles court for Tuesday's (10Nov09) ruling, insisted he had no plans to sell the candid footage, but he had hoped to make a mockumentary about his life as a Cuban immigrant.
And now the latest Lopez injunction has put that project on hold.
Outside court, Noa told the media, "She is destroying my life."
Noa insisted he was only using the home video footage Lopez was concerned about for inspiration as he penned the screenplay for the film.
He tells the Los Angeles Daily News, "We were watching with writers and directors and producers because we were getting the script down. We were writing about the characters... She's trying to step on my shoes and not let me move on with my life, and it's not fair."
The footage reportedly includes images of Lopez "fondling herself".
The judge overseeing the case has ordered Noa and film partner Ed Meyer to turn over all material related to the movie.
Lopez filed a $10 million (£6.25 million) lawsuit on Friday (06Nov09), claiming Noa was violating a confidentiality agreement by moving ahead with his plans for a documentary-style movie called How I Married Jennifer Lopez: the J.Lo and Ojani Noa Story.
Noa will return to court on 1 December (09) to fight the restraining order.
But the judge, James Chalfani, insists Lopez has a "very strong probability of success" in making the temporary order permanent.
It's the latest victory in Lopez's ongoing battle with her first husband, who also managed her Pasadena, California restaurant Madre's - in 2007 the singer/actress was successful in banning Noa from releasing his memoirs.