Jennifer Lopez's Film Co. Wants Out Of $40M 'Hustlers' Suit

Law360 (June 1, 2020, 9:31 PM EDT) -- Jennifer Lopez's production company is urging a New York federal judge to toss a $40 million defamation lawsuit brought by the woman whose story inspired the hit movie "Hustlers," calling it her "most recent attempt to capitalize on her involvement in this scheme."

Lopez's company Nuyorican Productions Inc., along with other production companies, asked U.S. District Judge Denise L. Cote on Friday to dismiss Samantha Barbash's lawsuit accusing them of damaging her reputation and failing to get permission to use her likeness for "Hustlers."

The companies argued that Barbash's claims failed for several reasons, including that the movie does not use...

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