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Lindsay Lohan Sues Rockstar over Grand Theft Auto V Character Likeness

| 2 Jul 2014 23:10
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Mean Girl files suit against Red Dead Redemption developer over Lacey Jonas similarities.

It took six months, but the rumors are finally proving to be true. Lindsay Lohan has filed a lawsuit against Rockstar Games, in which she claims Grand Theft Auto V character Lacey Jonas is based on her likeness and behavior.

According to the complaint, "The portraits of [Lohan] incorporated her image, likeness, clothing, outfits, Plaintiff's clothing line products, ensemble in the form of hats, hair style, sunglasses, jean shorts worn by the Plaintiff that were for sale to the public at least two years."

Several GTA V missions are based around the Jonas character, and the objectives include celeb-cliche tasks, like assisting in paparazzi evasion.

This isn't the first time an actor/actress has been riled up by a game developer. Ellen Page was none too pleased to see her likeness used for the character Ellie in The Last of Us.

Lacey Jonas could be based on any number of different Hollywood starlets -- Lohan might be the biggest train wreck, but there are plenty of fish in that pond -- but I think Rockstar and Take-Two will end this in a settlement before the year is out.

Source: AP | Lindsay Lohan image: Yahoo! Celebrity

Disclosure(s): Strauss Zelnick, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., is the head of ZelnickMedia, an investor in both Take-Two and Defy Media, LLC, our parent company. This article was published without approval or consent of ZelnickMedia or Take-Two.
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