Ex-strip club hostess who inspired Jennifer Lopez’s character in ‘Hustlers’ sues for $40m


Samantha Barbash — the real-life inspiration for Jennifer Lopez’s character in Hustlers— is suing the makers of the film for defamation. The defendants include STX Films, Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions, Gloria Sanchez Productions and Pole Sisters LLC.

Hustlers tells the story of a struggling dancer, Destiny (Constance Wu), who befriends a top dancer, Ramona (Lopez), who later enlists her into a scam in which they lure Wall Street bankers to the club, drug them and rob the

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