The real-life stripper who impressed Jennifer Lopez‘s character in “Hustlers” desires the studio to ante up some severe money … or else.
Samantha Barbash‘s legal team just fired off a letter to STX Entertainment — the studio behind the hit film — demanding it pay up for its use of Barbash’s likeness, persona, biography and id in reference to the promotion of the movie.
According to the letter, obtained by TMZ, Samantha’s lawyer Bruno Gioffre reminds the studio Barbash “unequivocally rejected all offers to be included in the film.” Barbash desires STX to resolve “the flagrant violation of her rights.”
You’ll recall … Barbash went nuclear as a result of the studio lowballed her and by no means made a take care of her whereas the film was in manufacturing. She claimed a “Hustlers” producer, not J Lo, contacted her to see if she would signal away her rights, and she or he declined.
The letter doesn’t point out an quantity … however the insinuation is obvious — if Barbash doesn’t get what she desires, she’s suing.