The female construction worker who inspired cult movie Flashdance is suing Jennifer Lopez for copyright infringement claiming her video I'M GLAD is an unauthorised depiction of her life story.

MAUREEN MARDER, who was portrayed by Jennifer Beals in the 1983 movie, claims that Lopez's promo, which recreates scenes from Flashdance, owes both its story and its soul to her.

Marder's attorney ROBERT HELFING says, "My client has received almost nothing for her contribution. Now her life story is on the screen again and other people are profiting from it."

17/11/2003 21:04