The 2003 film Honey told the story of a fiesty music video choreographer – played by Jessica Alba -who shakes up her life after her mentor gives her an ultimatum. It wasn’t the most successful of films, but according to the real life Honey Rockwell, it was a rip off of her life.
Rockwell is a hip hop dancer and teacher, and she’s suing the film-makers as the character shares her name, her ethnicity, occupation and hometown. According to her, they even used the same dance studio where she once taught.
It’s taken her a while to get her lawsuit in order, but she’s making up for it by suing for her share of the $70 million generated by Honey and its sequel.