Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez, also known as J.Lo, has finally reached a settlement after she was sued by a man who allegedly sustained injuries when he was hit by a SUV the Grammy award winner’s driver. According to court documents filed last Friday with Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Serena Murillo, Liyanage Roshan Perera’s lawyers confirmed that the case has been resolved.
Perera claimed that he was hit by a Cadillac SUV driven by Jeffrey Bellamy, a co-defendant in the case along with Lopez and her production company, Nuyorican Productions Inc. Perera alleged that the incident occurred on October 16, 2018, behind Craig’s restaurant located at 8826 Melrose Ave, in West Hollywood, where he was standing. Bellamy’s lawyers, in court papers, stated that Lopez and her former fiancé, Alex Rodriguez, were sitting in the back seat of the SUV when the accident happened.
Although Rodriguez was initially included in the negligence complaint filed in August 2019, he was dropped as a defendant in August. Lopez and Rodriguez, who started dating in 2017 and got engaged in March 2019, broke up in April 2021. Lopez then eloped with Ben Affleck in July 2021 and later tied the knot again with the actor in August of the same year.
Perera’s attorneys filed court documents, claiming that their client suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of the incident.
The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
Jennifer Lopez and her husband Oscar winner Ben Affleck recently made recent headlines after they appeared in a Dunkin’ Donuts commercial that premiered during the Super Bowl, and according to reports the couple recently purchased a palatial spread in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Pacific Palisades.
The $34.5 million home, which is listed as “under contract” on Zillow, is a seven-bed, 13-bath estate measuring a whopping 15,100 square feet. Built in 2022, it’s tucked behind gates in the Rustic Canyon neighborhood on a one-acre lot that’s filled with sycamore trees.
Craig’s West Hollywood is known to attract several celebrities. Madonna has been seen dining at this location in the past.