GTA V creators say Lindsay Lohan is attention-seeking with frivolous lawsuit

Last month, actress Lindsay Lohan unleashed her lawyers upon Rockstar Games, creators of the Grand Theft Auto series, claiming that the company had used her likeness without her permission in its latest instalment, GTA V. The lawsuit against Rockstar's parent company, Take-Two Interactive, alleged that the character of 'Lacey Jonas' in the game was an "unequivocal" reference to Lohan. 


Lindsay Lohan and Lacey Jonas - not actually the same person

But Take-Two has now hit back, accusing the star of engaging in a frivolous lawsuit, as Sky News reports. In court papers filed this week, the company said that Lohan and her representatives had filed the case purely for "publicity purposes", calling for it to be dismissed, and demanding that she pay their legal fees. 

Lohan's lawyers claimed that "the portraits of the Plaintiff 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." Take-Two has refuted these claims, insisting that the only similarities between Lohan and the fictional Jonas character come from the fact that both are young, blonde women. 

GTA V is one of the most successful video games of all time, generating revenues of $800 million in its first 24 hours of sales alone. It was also the most expensive video game ever created, with a budget of $267 million. 

Source: Sky News | Lindsay Lohan image via Shutterstock

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This is just ridiculous, the characters can be derived way back from 19 century before lindsay lohan even notice it if they seriously trying to trace the origin of fashion and personality.

This is just ridiculous, the characters can be derived way back from 19 century before lindsay lohan even started it if seriously trying to trace the origin of fashion and personality.

I'll be surprised if this goes through. The GTA series has always parodied someone popular either for fun or for revenge - example, in GTAIV the Statue of Liberty is a likeness of Hillary Clinton holding a hot coffee, in reference to the controversy coming from the hidden sex scene in San Andreas.

Funny considering there is an image in game that looks like Laura Prepon from Orange is the new Black. I believe someone else was complaining to.

techbeck said,
Funny considering there is an image in game that looks like Laura Prepon from Orange is the new Black. I believe someone else was complaining to.

The one image looks like so many people and then the character model looks nothing like her.

"GTAV creators make stunningly accurate statement"

Of course, someone's going to have to explain satire to Lohan's lawyers. May take some time because they're obviously as thick as sh...

If Rockstar used her likeness to increase sales without paying for it then her lawsuit has legitimacy; if it is satire then it has to be determined that a regular person would interpret it as such; if it's simply a character with some similarities then her lawsuit has no merit.

Certainly it seems to me that there is grounds for the lawsuit to proceed rather than being dismissed outright.

Nah, It's quite clearly satire and i'm sure Take Two have it covered, i mean they're stupid if they don;t have their lawyers look over everything before it comes out because they make a lot of money and prats like Lohan love trying to money grab.

Of course the world being like it is, they'll prob just pay her off to get rid of her.

'Sometimes, when using a cab as any protagonist, the driver may mention how at one point she did six lines of coke in the back seat of his cab.'

There's substance to her claims ;)

http://gta.wikia.com/Lacey_Jonas

elenarie said,
Imagine all the lawsuits if this case is allowed to continue.

Especially with all the spoiled, ignorant, glamor seeking wanna be's like Lohan out there!!

Actually,
I think the character looks a lot more like my sister than Lohan. Maybe I should have my sister join in on this suit or start her own?

elenarie said,
Imagine all the lawsuits if this case is allowed to continue.

All I'm saying is that it shouldn't be dismissed outright. The courts will determine whether there is any legitimacy to her claims.