Jennifer Lopez is demanding the lawsuit filed by the alleged stripper who inspired “Hustlers” be thrown out of court.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Lopez’s production company, Nuyorican Productions, along with the other producers behind the 2019 film, are demanding the $40 million case brought by Samantha Barbash be dismissed.
In her lawsuit, Barbash claims she was the inspiration for Lopez’s character Ramona in “Hustlers.” She claimed producers tried to get her to sign a release but she refused. Barbash says they profited off her likeness and defamed her by making it look like she made drugs around her kids.
Lopez’s company calls the case nothing more than Barbash trying to capitalize on her involvement in a criminal scheme.