Lindsay Lohan sues ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ makers for unauthorized use of her image
Lindsay Lohan is not amused. According to CBS News, the 28-year-old actress is suing the makers of the Grand Theft Auto, or GTA, game for using her image without permission in their latest release, “Grand Theft Auto V.” Lohan filed suit against the game’s makers Take-Two Interactive Software in a Manhattan court on Wednesday July 2.
The suit claims the game’s character Lacey Jonas is an “unequivocal” reference to Lohan, copying her voice, image, and even styles from her clothing line. According to Gamespot, the game features a segment where the player rescues Jonas from the paparazzi and a segment set at a hotel resembling the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, CA, where Lohan famously lived for a time.
Gamespot also points out that GTA V earned over $1billion within 72 hours of its release last fall, and stands to earn even more when it expands from Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC later in 2014. It is not yet known what damages the lawsuit is seeking.
Lohan has been residing in London for the past few weeks, where she is preparing to star in a new stage adaption of David Mamet’s satiric play Speed-the-Plow. She was spotted in New York this week to celebrate her birthday and apparently to file her lawsuit.