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Channing Tatum has come out swinging against allegations he stole some stripper dance moves from a few of his ex co-workers. The strippers even claim a few stories from the movie are about them…they want to consult or be in the movie.
“Those guys have been trying to make money off of me since I got into this business,” Tatum told reporters at a Magic Mike press junket.
“Look, there’s nothing that’s factual in this whole movie other than that I was an 18-year-old kid and went into this world and I dropped out of college from playing football and was living on my sister’s couch,” he said. “There’s not one character that I took from my real life; this is just a world that I went into, and I had a perspective on. And we created everything from a fictional place.”
Still, he had good words to say about his former co-workers.
“I don’t want to say anything bad about them because they’re part of the reason why I think this world is so interesting,” he said. “They’re very interesting, intriguing and bizarre characters, and I’m thankful for weird people out there. They’re some of the most creative people.”
Tatum was only a stripper in Florida for a few months when he was 19. One person that is not too fond of Tatum’s stripper past is his father who almost didn’t make it to the premiere over the embarrassment.
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