Channing Tatum Slammed By Stripper Colleagues
They claim he stole their experiences for new movie, Magic Mike...
Channing Tatum has been slammed by his former male stripper colleagues, stating the hunky actor stole their stories for his role in new flick, Magic Mike.
Tatum, who shot to fame after starring in hit movie Step Up, has been accused by Thomas 'Awesome' Austin and London Steele of ripping off their own personal experiences to portray veteran male performer Mike 'Magic Mike' Martingano in the film.
The actor worked alongside both Austin and Steele as a stripper in Florida before hitting the big time and previously claimed that he drew on his own experiences as an exotic dancer for the movie.
However, this has been disputed by his former pals, who claim they feel 'betrayed' by Channing after the 30-year old did not consult them about using their stories in the Steven Soderbergh-directed flick.
According to TMZ, Austin claims Tatum was an amateur when it came to stripping, telling the website they looked after him and taught him moves like 'The Hot Seat' - which Channing claims to have invented.
Austin is quoted as saying: "He only danced for 4 months. How many events could have happened to him?"
He also accuses Tatum of coining the nickname 'Magic Mike' from another dancer.
The Daily Mail has since reported that a spokesperson for Channing has declined to comment on Austin's accusations.
Magic Mike is due to hit UK cinemas in 11th July.