Jennifer Lopez's production company to face a law suit for $40 million

Jennifer Lopez is facing backlash surrounding her role and involvement in the film Hustlers. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, JLO’s production company, Nuyorican Productions, STX Entertainment, Gloria Sanchez Productions and Pole Sisters LLC is being sued for $40 million by the woman who inspired the character Ramona in the film, Samantha Barbash. The publication further reports that Barbash "claims the film producers approached her before production to "obtain a consent waiver form Ms Barbash for the production of the film and their ultimate portrayal" of her. She refused to sign off on the consent or waive her privacy rights." More specifically, TMZ reports that according to the suit, Barbash said her character was portrayed as "using and manufacturing illegal substances in her home where she lived with her child." According to the publication, Barbash added that those claims and portrayals of her likeliness were untrue and offensive. Barbash is suing Lopez's production company for $20 million in compensatory damages and $20 million in punitive. She also wants an order requiring producers to turn over all copies of the movie.