New Orleans paid taxi driver $40,000 to settle 'false arrest' lawsuit after he filmed lewd footage of attorney trying to seduce him The city of New Orleans paid a cab driver who claimed that he was jailed on false charges a settlement based on extortion accusations made by a local radio host that he recorded exposing herself to him while in the front seat of his taxi. According to court records, driver Hervey Farrell was paid $40,000 by the city last summer to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit over being arrested in August 2013 on voyeurism and extortion counts, The Advocate reported. The charges stem from claims that he tried to extort former radio show host and attorney, Jennifer Gaubert, for money after he recorded video of her exposing herself to him in his White Fleet cab on April 6, 2012. Gaubert, who was intoxicated after a night of drinking on Bourbon Street, crawled over to the front passenger seat. Scroll down for video +5 +5 Pay out: Hervey Farrell (left) was paid $40,000 by the city of New Orleans last summer to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit. His suit stemmed from when Jennifer Gaubert +5 +5 Farrell recorded video of her on his cell phone that showed her lifting up her skirt, tugging on her underwear while urging him to have sex with her and repeating the words 'baby' and 'please.' Only a portion of the encounter was recorded on video, but Farrell can be heard repeatedly turning down her advances in the raunchy three-minute clip. He has maintained that he was a victim of her drunken aggression and quickly filed a civil claim against the former radio host whose show on WGSO ended not long after the incident, The Advocate reported. Gaubert sough help from authorities roughly a year later claiming that Farrell was extorting her under threat of releasing the video. She told New Orleans Police Department Officer Alfred Moran that her attorney had received an email documenting the extortion threat, The Advocate reported. Sgt Richard Hunter secured an arrest warrant for Farrell based solely on her statement, his attorneys claimed. After being arrested, Farrell posted $21,000 in bond after sitting in jail for more than 27 hours. His lawsuit alleged that he suffered emotional distress and depression from his arrest and the media coverage surrounding it. +5 Criminal District Judge Arthur Hunter convicted Gaubert of misdemeanor criminal mischief last year for allegedly filing a false police report In addition, he claimed that he was the victim of false imprisonment, false arrest, malicious prosecution and kidnapping. According to The Advocate, Farrell's federal lawsuit named former NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas, three police officers and Mayor Mitch Landrieu. However, the city of New Orleans admitted no fault in a five-page settlement agreement, the newspaper reported. In addition, the charges against Farrell were refused by the New Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office roughly a month after his arrest. At that time, Gaubert became the target of criminal allegations. She maintained that the sexual encounter was consensual, but in 2014 she was convicted on a simple battery count from the incident. Criminal District Judge Arthur Hunter convicted Gaubert of misdemeanor criminal mischief last year for allegedly filing a false police report. She was sentenced to a one-day suspended jail term. During her trial, no email about the alleged extortion attempt was produced, but she testified that a video was sent to her attorney with a 'Pay or Else' message.