J.Lo lawsuit dropped
13:30 02 November 2005
Jennifer Lopez's first husband has dropped a breach of contract lawsuit against her.
Former waiter Ojani Noa, who was married to the Latin beauty for a year in 1997, had claimed his ex-wife sacked him as manager of her Pasadena restaurant Madre's with no explanation.
In his lawsuit, which sought unspecified damages, he alleged J.Lo had hired him for $1,000 a week, but fired him just six weeks later "without good cause or reason" and refused to answer his phone calls.
He also claimed she had "lied to lure him to accept a job that she did not plan on letting him keep in the first place".
However, Noa's lawyer, David deRubertis, has now asked a Los Angeles judge to dismiss the case without prejudice.
It means Jennifer's ex will not be able to sue the star at a later date over the same claims.
It has not been revealed why Noa decided to drop the suit, or whether he had reached an out-of-court settlement with his former wife.
Since splitting from her first husband, J.Lo was briefly wed to dancer Cris Judd and is now married to Latin singer Marc Anthony.
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