Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Hustlers’ Inspiration Readies Defamation Lawsuit: ‘They Stole My Story!’

Published: Thursday 19th Sep 2019 by Rashad

Jennifer Lopez may be earning Oscar buzz for her critically acclaimed performance in the new box office hit, ‘Hustlers,’ but there’s at least one person she shouldn’t expect a standing ovation from:  Samantha Barbash, the woman who Lopez’s character in the stripper film is allegedly based on.

Taking to multiple media outlets including TMZ, Access Hollywood, and more, Barbash branded the film ‘unimpressive’ and slammed it for ‘lacking a story line.’  As if that’s not enough, she claims the creators stole her life story even after she refused to accept their ‘unacceptable offer’ to sign away rights for the use of her likeness.

Now, with attorney Bruno Gioffre in pocket, Samantha’s readying a six-to-seven figure defamation lawsuit against the people behind the movie (STX Films, director Lorene Scafaria, and possibly Lopez) for what she deems an incorrect and inappropriate portrayal of her life as an exotic dancer.

Hear it from her lips inside:

Talking to TMZ:


Talking to Access Hollywood (with lawyer by her side), Barbash says Cardi B would’ve done a better job portraying her in the film.


Barbash is also using the media blitz to promote how she will tell her story her way via the autobiography, ‘Underscore:  Breaking My Silence.’  As of time reported Lopez has not responded to the accusations.

[photo source:  Getty Images]

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  1. Only Facts September 19, 2019

    *rolls eyes*

    • gina September 19, 2019

      ill bet ashanti isn’t rolling her eyes, jlo is a known theif.

      • gina September 19, 2019


  2. Only Facts September 19, 2019

    Side note: I love that JLO hasn’t gotten any botox or fillers. She is NATURALLY beautiful and embracing her aging. No shade. She looks phenomenal. I hope to look even half as good as she does when I’m 30.

    • King Khia September 19, 2019

      You’re blind.

      • Camila Cabello September 19, 2019


  3. Swirly September 19, 2019

    Oscar buzz? I’m sorry but the movie was not great. J.Lo nor the supporting cast convinced me at all. Cardi B’s small role was the best part of the movie.

    • Clarkson September 19, 2019

      Well it’s not up to u to decide

      Jlo is on the lips of every main critic.

      Best supporting actress nomination is more than likely for jlo. She’s not gonna win, hell no, but she gonna get nominated.

      • Swirly September 19, 2019

        Firstly, I said what I said. Secondly, I said what the F*** I said. The movie sucked, J.Lo sucked and you can suck a d*** troll. xo

      • SMH September 19, 2019

        Lol you’re seriously delusional if you think she’s gonna get an Oscar nod for this mess.

      • Only Facts September 19, 2019

        @swirly I’m dying 😭😭😂

  4. SMH September 19, 2019

    Well, she has been accused stealing other artists’ vocals, so this may not that far fetched.

    • SMH September 19, 2019

      *may not be that far fetched.

  5. Urg September 19, 2019

    Jlo being called a theif again what’s new?? We all know about her music carrer being built off diffrent girls vocals 🤣. Just ask Ashanti, Christina Millian and more🤣. And her wining an Oscar gurl please!!! Not happening

  6. Justafan September 20, 2019

    and her thievery continues

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