An intimate video of Jennifer Lopez with her ex-husband Ojani Noa has been recovered.

Ojani's manager Ed Meyer handed over the data drive which contains the footage to be locked in a safe deposit box at the City National Bank in Century City, California to which Jennifer's attorney Jay Lavely, will maintain possession of the key and although Ed was happy to part with the tapes he didn't want to give them directly to Mr. Lavely.

He told E!: "Now there is an evidentiary chain. Before they just wanted me to hand it over to Jay Lavely and he would just put it in a drawer. We went with a bank so people will be photographed coming in and out and there is no tampering."

Before the tapes are locked up, Jennifer will be allowed to view the footage as will Ojani and his current girlfriend Claudia Vazquez - who had tried to sell it for profit.

Ed has previously claimed there are "about 15-20 minutes of total nudity between all the different clips among the 27 hours of footage" of Ojani and Jennifer - who divorced after less than a year of marriage in 1998 - and he is believed to have sold it to his girlfriend Claudia for $1 so she could release it on his behalf after he was banned from doing so.