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'Hustlers' star Jennifer Lopez gets slammed by original ringleader Samantha Barbash: 'JLo betrayed me'



"The Hustler's", a one-of-a-kind case, is one of those who inspired the flick.

The film is based on the 2015 New York Magazine article titled "The Hustlers At Scores, "follows a group of Manhattan strippers as they discover they can make serious money by turning the tables on their wealthy Wall Street clientele.

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 Jennifer Lopez in a scene from

Jennifer Lopez in a scene from "Hustler," which opened in theaters on Sept. 13.
       (Photo by Barbara Nitke / STX via AP)

But Samantha Barbash, who inspired Jennifer Lopez's character named Ramona, told TMZ on Wednesday that the act allegedly never did her homework in portraying.

"JLo betrayed me, "the 45-year-old alleged. "She did not even reach out to the woman she portrayed.

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"They pretty much stole my story," she said continued. "I would not sign my rights away. I was not giving up my tv and movie rights for peanuts. JLo does not work for free, why should I? I'm a businesswoman. "

The Bronx-born brunette told the story that while the 50-year-old herself never reached out, the film's producer did contact her lawyer. However, the producer made an offer she had no trouble refusing.

"The producer hit up my lawyer," Barbash explained. "But it was a joke. JENNIFER LOPEZ GIVES POLE-DANCING LESSON IN 'HUSTLERS'

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"She's basically defamed."

According to the scene, there's a scene in "Hustler's" that rubbed Barbash's wrong way, prompting her to walk "out of the super early movie." my character, "Alleged Barbash. "As a mother, there's a she's cooking drugs on a stove with her daughter there. First of all, it's just not an accurate movie. Without JLo, they would not even have a movie, to be honest. There is no storyline. It's just Jennifer. JLo's in a stripper pole …

 Jennifer Lopez (right) and Constance Wu in

Jennifer Lopez (right) and Constance Wu in "Hustlers."
       (STX Entertainment)

"If you're portraying my part, you're the ringleader … then you should have been with the person you're portraying to study my mannerism," she added. "My mannerism was not like the way she played. Yes, I'm a boss and a leader but that's about it. I'm not cold-hearted. "

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Barbash told TMZ that there was another Bronx native who had the perfect person to portray her on the big screen – Cardi B.

"She did great," Barbash said about the rapper's performance. "I loved her. Cardi was in the strip club business. Even though it's a different strip club than I worked, I think with an acting lesson they've been great. "

TMZ reported" Hustlers "grossed over $ 33 million in its opening weekend. Barbash revealed on Instagram she's releasing a book titled "Underscore," which promises to tell all.

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Vanity Fair reported on Tuesday Barbash's name has made headlines for the first time since 2017, when she pleaded guilty to conspiracy, assault and grand larceny in exchange for five years' probation. $ 200,000 from them.

Barbash tells the story she's declined to participate in the production of "Hustlers."

"I decided not to because I was not going to give my movie rights away, "she explained. I was never looking for fame. I was out of the public eye since my court case was over. The reason I got back in the public eye was because of Jennifer playing me. What that said, they were going to give the Hollywood version. I'm going to give the real version. "

Jennifer Lopez appeared on" Jimmy Kimmel Live! "To reveal she took dancing lessons from a Cirque Du Soleil cast member in preparation for the film. She noted that the rigorous training caused many bumps and bruises.

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A rep for Lopez Fox News' Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.


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