Jennifer Lopez is really tired of being sued by the same guy and she is demanding a court throw out the man’s latest attempt to bring a lawsuit.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, J.Lo – along with Al Roker – is looking to get Everette Draughn’s recent lawsuit against them over a reality show they produced, “Big Easy Justice,” dismissed.
The show aired on Spike TV and was centered around Tat-2 The Bounty Hunter (real name Eugene Thacker) who worked in and around New Orleans. Draughn was featured in an April 2012 episode of the show, which he claimed falsely painted him as a car thief.
Lopez’s response reads, “More than six years after he signed a written release in connection with his participation in a television program, and long after that program first aired, Plaintiff brings this lawsuit in New York arising out of the same facts and circumstances as a lawsuit he brought in 2012 in Louisiana against the same defendants.”
Jennifer Lopez says the man now seeks to resurrect his unsuccessful five-year-old Louisiana lawsuit by re-purposing and filing in New York. She says his claims are now past the statute of limitations and, regardless, he signed a release with producers.
The singer is demanding the entire case be dismissed once and for all.
During the episode in question, Draughn claims Tat-2 showed up at his door and threatened to break it down if Draughn did not let him inside. He says he did and Tat-2 and his crew came inside, guns drawn.
The whole incident was filmed by the show’s cameras.
Draughn said he was handcuffed and taken to a local jail where he claims he was forced to sign what he would only learn later was a release for the show.
Draughn sued shortly after in Lousiana, but that case was dismissed. He then recently refiled in New York because he claims the release he was forced to sign said all disputes over the show had to be resolved in New York.
He is seeking unspecified damages.