Monday, July 18, 2011

'I did NOT have an affair with Jennifer Lopez,' insists the handsome model who cavorted with star in steamy video

By Daily Mail Reporter

-It emerged today that Model William Levy is being sued for 'sexual battery of a minor'

Steamy video: William Levy starred in Jennifer Lopez's clip for I'm Into You which was filmed in Mexico in April

A male model known as the 'Brad Pitt of Cuba' has denied having an affair with Jennifer Lopez.

William Levy, 30, made a shirtless appearance in the pop star's new video I'm Into You, which was filmed in Mexico in April.

The American Idol judge, 41, was shown cosying up to him in sensual beach scenes filmed at Turtle Beach.

Levy separated from his wife of eight years, Elizabeth Gutierrez, a month after the shoot.

Today he dismissed reports he is dating the star, who announced her separation for Marc Anthony on Friday.

A spokesperson for Levy told TMZ: 'The only relationship there was or is, is a professional relationship. That’s all there’s ever been.'

The telenovela actor raved about working with the singer after the video shoot.

'It was wonderful. I felt very comfortable. She is a very sincere and fun person,' he said at the time.

'The truth is I had a really great time,' he added. 'It was wonderful to see that someone so huge could be so down to earth, in addition to being really funny.'

On-screen chemistry: The pair sizzled in the video

Allegations: The actor faces a lawsuit, but denies the accusations

Meanwhile, it emerged today that

Levy is being sued for 'sexual battery of a minor.'

Court documents state that on July 19, 2010, Levy, 'with deception and trickery' lured an unnamed plaintiff, into coming back to the Hilton Hotel in Glendale, California and forcing her to perform a sex act on him.

However, Levy is claiming the encounter was consensual.

According to court documents filed by Levy, the plaintiff 'gave consent to any and all alleged acts' and that the alleged victim 'wilfully, fraudulently, and maliciously deceived [Levy] into believing that she was a 19-year-old consenting adult.'

The plaintiff is alleged to have been infatuated with Levy and wanted his autograph.

The papers went on to say that Levy 'forced the plaintiff to perform a [sex act] on him, strangling her in the process.'

They also allege that the plaintiff contracted a sexually transmitted disease and was later taken for treatment at a medical centre.

Levy's response in court papers filed on September 20 2010, was that the alleged victim 'was at no point, whatsoever, physically restrained' and states that her physical and emotional distress was 'self-inflicted.'

The actor also claims that the minor tried to exhort $950,000 from him in exchange for her silence and that local authorities 'conducted a complete and thorough investigation of [plaintiff's] allegations, including interviewing Levy and witnesses.'

He states that they 'concluded that there was no probable cause sufficient to proceed in a criminal action against Levy.'

The unnamed minor asked for $2.5 million in damages, while Levy counter sued for defamation and extortion.

The lawsuit is still active, but a trial date has not yet been set.

Split: J.Lo and Marc Anthony announced their separation on Friday

Lopez meanwhile is throwing herself into work following her shock separation from Anthony, with whom she has twins Emme and Max, 3.

Looking anguished and forlorn, she was spotted leaving MILK Studios in Hollywood yesterday.

Anthony, 42, is focusing on his career too - he performed at a concert in Bogota, Colombia over the weekend.

Hinting that the split may have been blind-sided by the split, he told the crowd: 'They say I am a single man.'

While the news that the couple's seven year marriage had ended came as a shock to many fans, those close to the star reveal it was a long time coming.

'This is not a surprise,’ J-Lo’s stylist Phillip Bloch said in an exclusive interview with Mail on Sunday.

‘Marc is very controlling. In the beginning she liked that because he stood up to her, and in the early days he was very much in love with her and she was with him.’

Lopez and Anthony began their relationship just three weeks after her very high profile engagement to Ben Affleck was called off in January 2004.

In June that same year, they said 'I do' in a secret ceremony at her lavish Beverly Hills home.

At the time of their wedding, the ink was still drying from Anthony's divorce from first wife, former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres.

Lopez had been married twice before; to restaurateur Ojani Noa, whom she split from in 1998, and to former backup dancer Cris Judd from 2001 to 2003.

Anthony has two sons Cristin, 10, and Ryan, 7, from his first marriage to Torres. He also has a teen daughter, Arianna, from a previous relationship.

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