Jennifer Lopez is currently filming Hustlers, but the real life ringleader of a gang of strippers and hookers who scammed their wealthy Wall Street clients out of thousands of dollars is speaking out.
Samantha Barbash, who will be portrayed by J Lo in her film, says she hopes the movie star would reach out to her.
‘I’m really flattered Jennifer wants to play me,’ the 44-year-old Barbash told The Sun.
‘But if she wants to do it, she should talk to me.
Jennifer Lopez was photographed (above) on Friday in New York City while filming the movie Hustlers, a true story about a group of strippers who scammed wealthy Wall Street men out of thousands of dollars
J Lo will play Samantha Barbash (above), a single mother from the Bronx who was one of the top dancers Larry Flynt's Hustler strip club in Manhattan in the early 2000s
‘Everyone who knows me knows the truth.’
In the early 2000s, Barbash was a top dancer at the Hustler Club in Manhattan.
The club was owned by pornographer Larry Flynt.
Barbash, a single mother from the Bronx, met another dancer, Roselyn Keo, who was 17 years old but lied about her age in order to perform at the club.
‘Everyone wanted to work with her because she had a lot of clients and knew how to work,’ Keo said of Barbash.
Barbash introduced Keo to a number of her regular clients, most of whom were men who worked on Wall Street and ‘wanted to have fun and get drunk and party with girls.’
Barbash eventually gathered a number of strippers and dancers who would lure men into clubs.
Karina Pascucci (left) is another member of Barbash's crew who would lure men to strip clubs by drugging their drinks
Keo says that she would see men passed out drunk in the ‘champagne room’ - the VIP room in a strip club where customers pay for private time with a stripper.
She said: ‘I started noticing these b*****s make a lot of money and they don’t really work.
‘Samantha had found some loophole where, “I can get paid and not have to have sex”.
‘I’d be like, “Hmmm”.’
Barbash recruited younger girls like Karina Pascucci and Marsi Rosen, who were sent to meet the men in secret locations before leading them to local strip clubs.
Barbash recruited younger girls like Karina Pascucci and Marsi Rosen (above), who were sent to meet the men in secret locations before leading them to local strip clubs
Keo said that if the men resisted going to a club, the women would drug them.
‘Just a sprinkle, a pinch,’ she said.
‘It sounds so bad to say we were drugging people. But it was, like, normal.’
On any given night, they could scam a man out of tens of