Jennifer Lopez is suing her former driver for $20 million for allegedly trying to blackmail her for $2.8 million, CNN reported Wednesday.
The report said that the lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles last week, alleging that an attorney representing driver Hakob Manoukian demanded that ''unless Manoukian was paid $2.8 million, he would disclose sensitive and personal information that he allegedly heard while driving Lopez.''
The lawsuit also accuses the former driver of making ''other ominous threats to report Ms Lopez to the 'authorities' if his demands were not met.''
The lawsuit was the entertainer's response to a lawsuit filed in May by Manoukian, who was also Lopez's head of personal security in Los Angeles. Manoukian accused Lopez, her manager and her production company of breaching his employment contract when they decided he would not handle production security.
Lopez's suit alleges that Manoukian ''became hostile and angry because he mistakenly and unreasonably believed he had the unqualified right to designate the security team and profit from any budgetary allocations for such security.''