“Those guys have been trying to make money off of me since I got into this business,” Tatum says of two men who have accused him of using their real-life stories in his new film.

Magic Mike star Channing Tatum is laughing off accusations that he used the real-life stories of two former male strippers he once worked with in his new movie.

Thomas “Awesome” Austin and London Steele — both of whom worked with Tatum during his brief stint as a stripper in Tampa, Fla. — told TMZ last week that they think the movie’s characters bear several resemblances to their own lives.

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