Lindsay Lohan is reportedly preparing to launch a lawsuit against Rockstar Games for using her likeness in Grand Theft Auto V without permission.
Gossip site TMZ is reporting that Lindsay Lohan, a one-time child star who in recent years has become better known for criminal behavior, repeated trips to rehab and presumably-satirical appearances as herself in television shows and low-budget movies, is planning to file a lawsuit against Rockstar Games for misappropriating her likeness for Grand Theft Auto V. According to the site, Lohan’s lawyers are currently putting together a suit “demanding Rockstar Games pay some serious money for using Lindsay’s image in the game.”
GTA V features a couple of missions involving a Lohan “look-alike,” one in which she seeks help eluding the paparazzi and returning home, and another where she appears at a hotel resembling the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, a real-life Lohan hangout. The bikini model on the cover also looks “Linday-ish,” although it was reported by NowGamer in November 2012 that the image was actually based on model Shelby Welinder.
It’s all just a rumor at this point, but it’s hard to deny that Rockstar’s use of her likeness is overt.
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