J.Lo settles 'sex tape' lawsuit

2002-04-03 08:12
Los Angeles - Sexy singer-actress Jennifer Lopez has settled a lawsuit she filed over an alleged invasion of privacy involving the distribution of a video supposedly showing her having sex, lawyers said on Tuesday.

The agreement came after the case against high profile defendants Death Row Records and company head Marion "Suge" Knight had been dismissed in the middle of last year, leaving only a case against unnamed "Doe" defendants.

Lopez's Attorney Stanton "Larry" Stein said at a settlement hearing in Los Angeles on Tuesday that the sultry singer had dropped the suit against the "Doe" defendants in January.

Lopez sued Knight and his rap label last May following an online tabloid article that alleged Knight had "a videotape of Jennifer Lopez making love to a long-time-ago boyfriend" and was "planning to market it on the internet."

The singer and actress, who once dated controversial rapper Sean "P. Diddy" Combs had wanted to prevent Death Row executive Knight from releasing the alleged sex movie.

But Stein said on Tuesday that Knight and his company quickly "acknowledged that there was no tape and they didn't have any tape with Jennifer involving any nudity."

The case against the "Doe" defendants had been left pending until January because "we didn't know whether somebody else who was in some way affiliated with them would claim some kind of tape or ownership," Stein said.

"We wanted to make sure we had a lawsuit on file so we could take immediate action," he added.

Knight's lawyer Michael Blaha confirmed that the case had been settled but said the details were confidential. - Sapa-AFP

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