Woman Whose Story Inspired Jennifer Lopez’s “Hustlers” Movie Wants To Sue
Will the woman whose story allegedly inspired Jennifer Lopez‘s latest movie, “Hustlers,” hustle her way into getting paid from it? Samantha “Foxx” Barbash – a former strip club hostess – says the movie, which features starlets Cardi B and Lizzo, is inspired by her true story of rounding up a crew of strippers who secretly made big bucks from industry big wigs. The 45-year-old is currently on probation after pleading guilty to charges of conspiracy and assault, stemming from the antics that “Hustlers'” producers never secured the rights to. Samantha’s lawyer, Bruno Gioffre, says that she’s considering suing the makers of the movie:
“The movie is based on court records from the trial and a New York magazine interview of one of the co-defendants in the case against dancers at Scores. Although Samantha wasn’t a dancer at that time, we believe the movie and Jennifer Lopez’s character is based on her. We plan on seeing the movie before deciding on what steps to take.”
Meanwhile, critics are commenting that Jennifer Lopez’s character in “Hustlers” is so moving that she should be tipped for an Oscar nomination this year. She posted the news to her Instagram Story with the following caption:
“ALL THE FEELS”
Samantha Barabsh offered detailed a riveting rendezvous with unnamed famous clients, providing proof that the woman J. Lo will be portraying is identical to her story. Samantha said:
“My clients were mostly VIP clients at Scores and Hustler. My job was to provide the fun parts, such as the girls and setting the vibe. I would arrange for the hottest girls to come to parties. These girls made top dollar and had to have perfect bodies with beautiful faces to match. Then came the ‘fluffers’. These were the lower tier of girls who would do the ‘dirty work.’ Sometimes their tasks would include an array of sexual activity. These parties always came with huge payouts for me and the girls.”
She noted a time when a male R&B singer hosted her entire crew for a secret hotel night-cap:
“There was one night at Hustler where a well-known R&B singer who had a volatile reputation was partying all night in a private room. He wanted to continue the party in his hotel room, so he requested the host to invite all of us to come over. He said he would pay each girl an extra $8K. When we arrived at his five-star hotel suite, his security promptly took all of our phones and made us sign nondisclosure forms. They wanted to make sure that none of the wild partying, which included a lot of drugs, would be leaked to the media.”
“He was so paranoid that there was no sex involved. Even the fluffers did not need to do anything. All he wanted to do was dance with the girls and do mounds of cocaine with all the naked bodies surrounding him. After an hour and a half, he started acting beyond strange, and kept looking out the windows and under the doors constantly from the paranoia of all the drugs he ingested. Once he saw that I was leaving, he said, ‘Please don’t go. I’m sorry. I’m f*cked up. I like your company.’ He handed me a huge tip and his personal phone number and we’ve been friends ever since.”
She detailed another huge payout from an alleged Wall Street broker:
“[He] and I left around 5 a.m., after he spent about $115,000. This wasn’t a big deal because it was considered a small amount of money. The usual top girls I worked with came along. [We] got into a luxury SUV supplied by the club and went to Christian Louboutin on Horatio Street. I called ahead and asked them to open the store for me around 6 a.m. The manager said he would open the store, but we would have to spend a minimum of $30K. I told him, ‘Easy, no problem!’ and that we would most likely spend close to $80K. We spent almost exactly [that] amount in less than an hour. We all got an insane amount of shoes and purses! It was every girl’s dream…The Pennsylvania client didn’t care about the money and loved the way we shopped so much that he said, ‘Let’s do it again tomorrow!’ The next day we picked him up from the Wall Street power player restaurant, Smith and Wollensky and went straight to the high-end jewelry store Tourneau, where he bought two Rolex Presidential watches for me.”
Samantha Barabsh is releasing her own book called, “Underscore,” coyly nicknamed after her home club, Score. It will include stories like the previous ones about high profile clients and her experiences with them. The book is due later this month.
“Hustlers” premieres in theaters nationwide this Friday, September 13th.
Written by Miata Shanay
Source: Page Six