Latina superstar Jennifer Lopez is being sued by her ex-husband OJANI NOA, who claims the singer wrongly fired him as the manager of her California eaterie.

Lopez was married to her second spouse Cris Judd when she employed her first husband Noa to take charge of her Pasadena restaurant Madre's in April 2002.

Noa, who married Lopez for a year in 1997 when he was a waiter, quit his job managing top Los Angeles nightspot the Conga Room after J.Lo allegedly promised not to fire him "without good cause or reason".

In a lawsuit filed Tuesday (21DEC04) in Los Angeles Superior Court, Noa claims he was fired from his $208,000 (GBP109,470) a year job in October 2002 - the same month Lopez got engaged to BEN AFFLECK - and is seeking unspecified damages.

The lawsuit states, "Mr Noa tried to call Ms Lopez to find out what prompted this sudden change of events. His calls went unreturned."

23/12/2004 17:41