An exotic dancer with dwarfism is allowed to proceed with a defamation lawsuit alleging that HBO’s docudrama “We Own This City” falsely implied that she engaged in prostitution with the former leader of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Task Force, a federal judge ruled.

The plaintiff, Shanea Daniel, filed a lawsuit against the Home Box Office’s television series, which follows the rise and fall of the task force, over a scene in which her character allegedly has sex with Sgt. Wayne Jenkins for money. While Daniel admitted to giving Jenkins a lap dance in real life at the Millstream Inn Gentlemen’s Club in 2015, she denied having sexual contact with him, according to an opinion filed Dec. 7 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.