The previous strip membership hostess who’s the inspiration behind Jennifer Lopez’s character, Ramona Vega, within the film Hustlers is reportedly suing Lopez’s manufacturing firm for $40 million.
Samantha Barbash has filed go well with in federal courtroom claiming her likeness has been “exploited” and used with out her consent. She additionally claims she’s been defamed by scenes during which she’s “utilizing and manufacturing unlawful substances in her dwelling the place she lived together with her little one.”
Barbash says that when producers approached her about consent to make the movie, she turned them down, nevertheless they went forward with it anyway. She’s in search of $20 million in compensation and one other $20 million in damages from STX Leisure, Pole Sisters LLC and Gloria Sanchez Productions, in line with PEOPLE Journal.
RELATED: No One Can Cease Speaking About J.Lo In This Valentino Robe At 2020 Golden Globes
STX has already threatened authorized motion and advised Selection that it didn’t want Barbash’s consent to create the film. “We’ll defend our proper to inform factually primarily based tales primarily based on the general public report and sit up for resolving this matter earlier than a choose,” a spokesperson advised the outlet.
Hustlers is predicated on an article revealed in New York Journal in 2015, which advised the story of a bunch of unique dancers at one of many metropolis’s gents’s golf equipment who drugged and robbed their rich banker shoppers.
Other than J.Lo, the movie additionally stars Constance Wu, Cardi B and Julia Kinds.