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


AB praises selfless skipper

2010-11-21 18:15

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.