According to the outlet, while the complaint also names STX Financing, Gloria Sanchez Productions; Pole Sister, LLC, and a number of Jane and John Doe individuals, it does not name Lopez herself.
She noted the movies "Hustlers" is based off a NY magazine articles titled "The Hustlers at Scores". However, Ms. Barbash refused to give her consent or renounce any of her privacy rights However, with obvious disregard for their lack of authority and / or consent, the defendants proceeded to exploit the image and character of Ms. Barbash for the film and its promotion.
Barbash is reportedly suing for $40 million dollars which breaks down as $20 million in compensatory damages along with another $20 million in punitive damages.
Barbash's trial continues by saying that the defendants did not try to fictitious her life, nor to create a composite character, but rather "engaged in a systematic effort to make known that JLO played Mrs. Barbash".
"Hustler" is one of the big surprises of 2019, as the film made a lot of money at the box office, racked up many positive reviews from critics and even earned Jennifer Lopez a recent Golden nomination Globe.
Samantha Barbash has claimed that Lopez's Nuyorican Productions used her likeness and story without her permission.
"She definitely got a huge sum of money upfront and on the back end", Barbash said.
Documents also claim that producers are defaming her by showing her "using and manufacturing illegal substances in her home where she lived with her child".
While Hustlers presented a fictionalized version of the events in "The Hustlers at Scores", in her Barbash costume claims that the character of Ramona is still too similar to her.
Barbash's lawyer Bruno Gioffre told Page Six at the time that they were planning on "seeing the movie before deciding on what steps to take".
The named productions companies did not immediately respond to Fox News' requests for comment. "But just because Cardi was in the business", Barbash said. The former strip club hostess filed a defamation suit in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday, January 7, Page Six reports.