The Woman Who Inspired 'Hustlers' Is Suing Producers

The former stripper who inspired Jennifer Lopez's character in Hustlers has now sued the producers of the movie for $40 million.

Samantha Barbash claims that they defamed her, and used her likeness and story without her permission.

According to Samantha, producers DID ask for her permission before production, and she turned them down - but they went ahead to make the movie anyway.

JLo's character in the movie is shown in one scene "using and manufacturing illegal substances in her home where she lived with her child," which Samantha says is completely false - and makes her look bad.

She says about 87% of the film was false.

Hustlers was mostly based on a 2015 magazine article about Samantha by Jessica Pressler.

(via TMZ)

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