Jennifer Lopez Faces Possible Hotel Suit

Posted Jul 12th 2010 10:35 AMUpdated Jul 12th 2010 11:10 AM


A new luxury hotel is threatening to sue Jennifer Lopez for $40 million, saying she reneged on an agreement to perform a concert for "political" reasons.

The Cratos Premium hotel and casino in northern Cyprus says the pop star can avoid the suit, however, by making good on her deal to perform the concert at the property, according to Sky News.

The performance was scheduled for July 24, Lopez's 41st birthday, but J.Lo canceled last week after she was deluged with thousands of letters of protest from Greek Cypriots in the south of the divided island, who said Lopez was making a political statement by performing in the north.

Some 20,000 people also signed up for a Facebook page protesting the concert, and Greek-American groups including the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association urged Lopez to cancel too, according to news reports.

A spokesperson for J.Lo told celebrity gossip website TMZ, "Jennifer Lopez would never knowingly support any state, country, institution or regime that was associated with any form of human rights abuse.

"After a full review of the relevant circumstances in Cyprus, it was the decision of management to withdraw from the appearance. This was a team decision that reflects our sensitivity to the political realities of the region."

The Istanbul-based hotel owners told Sky the singer was "led to believe there was a war going on," which is not the case. They also said Lopez had already been paid for the gig.

Spokesman Murat Bozoglu, speaking from the company's headquarters in Istanbul, told AFP the cancellation "is not covered by any clause in the contract she signed with us."

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey occupied the north in response to an attempt to unite the Mediterranean island with Greece.

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Ana- Your mentally ill I would never be jealous of either of them, my husband and I have plenty of money,homes,cars and want for nothing. We have five children who are wonderful and have great jobs and everything they need. Jennifer and her husband are talentless scum who make money from stupid ignorant people who like their music. Alot of people make money it doesn't mean they are talented ot just means people do not know what good music is.

July 13 2010 at 12:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

In my opinion, she should give them back the money they say they paid her for her scheduled performance and the cost to refund the money to the people for their tickets, as well as refund the hotel for its losses. I dont think its right to cancel the performance the week before, for whatever reason, and then keep the money, unless its allowed in her contract.

July 12 2010 at 8:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I agree with Steve. Do the concert but do it with a protest "sign" on herself . This has been done before. This doesn't mean she is stupid nor her husband. Come on people sometimes they leave this stuff up to their agents/people and things like this happen but really do you thing if someone would have known they would have signed up for it? NAH so for all you people who have to say stupid things about another person or ugly S**t go look in the mirror and start there. HUH?

July 12 2010 at 8:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Oh B.S. J Lo - I'd guess you're rethinking your decision! It sounds like a real poor excuse to me.

July 12 2010 at 7:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

If she has a chance to get killed, I would cancel that gig also. That Hotel will never see a penny of that 40 million dollars. I also agree, she can't act or sing. Nice looking woman though, with a nice a##.
That's all shes got, though.

July 12 2010 at 7:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Politics,Politics,Politics. America is going down the drain at a fast pace and everybody is into politics that does nothing but put a wedge between people. Wake up america . China has been talking that they think we will become under their thumb soon, I mean their talking right down to the guy on the street over there. Then i guess there will be no more politics as we know it

July 12 2010 at 7:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Just as long as they don't sue her "butt" off. That's about all she has working for her.

July 12 2010 at 7:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


Learn not to be an assthril (look it up lllol).

It's obvious that George's is a typo - his fingers were too quick and instead of one "A" and 2 "L"s they typed it the other way around.

What's wrong with you?

July 12 2010 at 7:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mike in Georgia

Perform the concert in the North as per the contract and then perform a concert in the South for free.

July 12 2010 at 6:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Eric R. Luna

This seems utterly ridiculous - someone hired her to do a show, if you don't like the location then don't go. She is in this business to make money - how hard is this to understand. Personally I do not lie her music, but this is what she does, so allow her to do it.

July 12 2010 at 6:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply