Jennifer Lopez sued by ex-driver

Los Angeles, May 1: Jennifer Lopez is being sued by her former personal driver Hakob Manoukian. He claims the singer’s manager Benny Medina humiliated him and destroyed his career.

According to the lawsuit, the driver claimed he started working for the singer and Marc Anthony in 2005, and they loved him so much that they convinced him to shut down his company and work exclusively as Lopez’s personal head of security and transportation, reports tmz.com.

Hakob said Lopez agreed to pay him more than $200,000 per year.

But things went haywire when Lopez began filming “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” in 2011. Hakob claims that during the period, he was forced to spend time with Benny Medina.

He said Medina hated him from the beginning and would often make fun of the way he dressed, and told him he could not speak English well enough.

Hakob said Medina eventually persuaded Lopez to demote him, taking away his security responsibilities and relegating him to merely as Lopez’s driver.

He said he was basically forced to resign.

However, Medina told tmz.com: “Manoukian was a disgruntled employee who chose to quit.”

IANS