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Lopez ex-husband signs injunction
Jennifer Lopez
Lopez and her ex-spouse were urged to settle the case privately
Jennifer Lopez and her former husband have reached an agreement banning him from publishing intimate details about his life with the singer.

Ojani Noa, Lopez's first husband, will also be barred from "criticising or denigrating" the star until a permanent settlement is reached.

If the pair fail to reach a settlement, a non-jury trial will be held to decide if the injunction becomes permanent.

Lopez sued Noa in April over plans to publish a book about their marriage.


The singer and actress claimed it would violate a previous agreement which banned them from revealing private details about one another for monetary gain and criticising one another publicly.

A newspaper article in January claimed the book would carry allegations about Lopez's private life.

The 36-year-old was married to Cuban-born Noa - her first husband - for less than a year before they divorced in 1998.

The court order, which was signed by a judge at Los Angeles Superior Court, led to the cancellation of a hearing for the case.

It urged both sides to resolve their dispute "without engaging in further litigation".

Noa is barred from circulating a manuscript of his book, and retrieving any materials from other parties and banning them from passing on the information.

Earlier this week, a second man admitted to stealing Lopez's video of her 2004 wedding with singer Marc Anthony, which was in a laptop computer when Anthony's car was stolen.

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