Turns out the last laugh was on Ojani Noa. Jennifer Lopez's ex-husband attempted to publish a tell-all book on the singer-actress claiming that she had several affairs, but he failed miserably.
At a hearing on Wednesday, a judge approved a $545,000 arbitration award to Jennifer Lopez in a lawsuit against Noa, her first husband. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael C. Solner also issued a permanent injunction barring Noa from publishing negative, denigrating or disparaging details about Lopez.
Solner approved the award, which was recommended in April by a court-ordered arbitrator.
Lopez's lawsuit accused Noa of violating a previous lawsuit settlement that prevented him from revealing private information about their relationship.
Noa, 31, and Lopez, 38, married in February 1997 and were divorced 11 months later. Noa's unpublished, ghostwritten book alleges that during that time Lopez had multiple affairs, including one with her third and current husband, Marc Anthony, court documents indicated.
Her lawsuit claimed that Noa offered not to publish the book in return for $5 million.
In 2004, Noa sued his ex-wife for breach of contract, claiming she lured him into taking a $1,000-a-week managerial job at her Pasadena restaurant, Madre's, then fired him five months later.
Noa settled the case for $125,000 and agreed not to disclose private information about their relationship or to disparage Lopez, according to court papers. Lopez's suit claimed Noa's book plans breached that agreement.