Jennifer Lopez is facing a lawsuit from her former personal driver, who claims that her manager humiliated him and ruined his career. TMZ.Com report that manager, Benny Medina, allegedly claiming Benny would insult the Iraqi-born driver for how he dressed, as well as insulting him in public and telling him “he could not speak English well enough.”
The driver, Hakob Manoukian, says that he was originally persuaded to give up his own company and work exclusively for Lopez as her Head of Security and Transportation, with a salary of over $200,000 per annum.
Manoukian said Medina eventually persuaded Lopez to demote him, taking away his security responsibilities, so he would “merely be Lopez’s Los Angeles driver.” Manoukian says he was forced to resign from his position and is now suing both Medina and Lopez for unspecified damages. Medina, however, told TMZ that Manoukian was just a “disgruntled employee who chose to quit.”