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Tuesday 2 September 2014

Lopez sued for reality show

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez is being sued by a Louisiana man featured on her US reality television show Big Easy Justice.

The singer's Nuyorican Productions produces the series with Al Roker Entertainment, owned by the Today show weatherman.

The Spike TV show follows a bounty hunter named Tat-2 as he tracks down elusive criminals in New Orleans.

According to TMZ, a 19-year-old man featured in the series says he was falsely accused of being a criminal on the programme.

Everette Draughn filed suit in Louisiana against Jennifer and Al, claiming he was targeted in a "nationally-televised manhunt" after he was branded a grand theft auto suspect and a fugitive, the website reports.

The plaintiff's episode aired in April.

Jennifer and Al do not feature in the series. But Everette's lawsuit claims the producers are responsible for the mix-up.

He claims the show ruined his reputation and he also sustained injuries in the hunt. The suit claims he was bullied into signing a release.

Everette is seeking unspecified damages in the case.

A spokesman for the producers have not replied to request for comment.

Spike TV will not comment on pending litigation.

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