Lindsay Lohan Sues Makers Of ‘Grand Theft Auto’ Video Game
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Lindsay Lohan is suing the makers of the “Grand Theft Auto” video games. The actress says the latest installment used her image and created a character based on her without her permission.
Lohan’s suit was filed Wednesday in a Manhattan court. “Grand Theft Auto V” game maker Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. and subsidiary Rockstar Games declined to comment.
“Grand Theft Auto V” was released in September. Sales topped $800 million on its first day.
Lohan’s suit says a character named Lacey Jonas is an “unequivocal” reference to the “Mean Girls” and “Freaky Friday” star.
The suit says Lohan’s image, voice and styles from her clothing line are depicted. It says the game features West Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont hotel, where Lohan once lived.
The character also seeks help skirting paparazzi.
It’s not the first time a celebrity has lashed out at a video game maker for allegedly stealing their likeness. Actress Ellen Page claimed video game developer Naughty Dog “ripped off” her likeness in their game “The Last Of Us.” The character in question was actually portrayed by Ashley Johnson.
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