Jennifer Lopez’s company has scored a big win after the federal judge dismissed the lawsuit filed by Samantha Barbash. The case has been dismissed against the Lopez-owned Nuyorican Productions, STX Entertainment; Samantha said that her character had been shaded negative in the movie Hustlers. The case was filed earlier this year in January, and Barbash said that the film had defamed her by “using and manufacturing illegal substances in her home where she lived with her child.” However, the movie is about New York Strippers and based on a true story, detailed in the New York Magazine article titled “The Hustlers at Scores. The strippers drug their wealthy clients and use their credit cards to pay off large bills.Image Credit: people.com
The court found that the movie was undoubtedly inspired by journalist Jessica Pressler’s 2015 New York Magazine article, but the production company hasn’t used the name, picture, or even voice of Samantha Barbash. According to the article published in New York Magazine, Samantha was involved in a similar real-life plot. The movie is a guise of a fun and dangerous world, Lopez said in an interview. However, Jennifer Lopez’s company beats $40 Million Hustlers Lawsuit. Moreover, Hustlers was a critically acclaimed movie and also performed well at the box-office. However, it landed in a controversy after the defamation case was filed against the Lopez-owned production company.
Earlier this year, Samantha Barbash filed a defamation case against the Lopez-owned production company. However, the court has given the verdict in favor of the Hustlers production company. Samantha said in a statement that the movie had defamed her character. Barbash filed a $40 million defamation case against the company. However, Jennifer-owned company has won the case and beat the $40 Million Hustlers lawsuit. The film performed well at the box office with an opening revenue of $33.2 million in September 2019. The movie had crossed the expectations and was a hit. Jennifer was also nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe to perform in the movies.