The Voodoo That J. Lo Do?
Ex-hubby: Lopez cast spells on Puffy, other former consorts
JUNE 30--Jennifer Lopez's first husband has agreed to an injunction barring him from publishing a tell-all book about their brief marriage and the couple's sex life. The order, signed yesterday by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge, was sought by Lopez, who contends that Ojani Noa, whom she married in February 1997, is prohibited from discussing her private affairs by the terms of a 2005 legal agreement. That settlement bars Noa from disclosing 'for monetary gain any private or intimate details about either Jennifer Lopez or his relationship with Ms. Lopez.' But after signing the agreement and receiving $150,000, Lopez charges, Noa tried to peddle stories about her to tabloids, has circulated a book proposal about their time together, and sought an extra $5 million in hush money. During a June 5 deposition, Noa, who was married to Lopez for about 11 months, gave an indication of the kind of material Lopez does not want published. Responding to a question from the actress's attorney, Noa (who remained friendly with his ex following their split) testified that Lopez 'was doing voodoo when we weren't married. She was doing bad things to a lot of people when we were friends. And I knew all this time, because we did personally, me and her, to this particular lady.' Noa added that Lopez did voodoo and 'all this religious bullshit' to former lovers, including Sean 'Puffy' Combs. The purported voodoo practices apparently stem from Lopez's religious devotion and the influence over her by a 'Madrina,' which is often described as a spiritual mentor for Santeria practitioners. Asked in a June 1 deposition why he thought he could keep selling stories about Lopez despite signing the six-figure settlement agreement, Noa said, 'I mean, I live a free country. No? I can express myself. I can talk and say whatever I want to. No?' (2 pages)