Lindsay Lohan sues Rockstar Games over GTA V

Grand Theft Auto V was the most expensive video game in history, with a budget of $267 million, but with revenues of $800m in its first 24 hours of sales alone, its creators will no doubt consider that to be money well spent. With sales of the game continuing on the Xbox 360 and PS3, and soon extending to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, its makers will be raking in the cash for some time to come. 


Lindsay Lohan; and Lacey Jonas in GTA V - but which one is which...?

But actress Lindsay Lohan wants a piece of that pie, alleging that Rockstar Games and its parent company, Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., created a character in GTA V which used her likeness without her permission. In a lawsuit filed today in New York, her lawyers said that the character of 'Lacey Jonas' in the game was an "unequivocal" reference to Lohan. 

As BGR reports, the suit lawsuit alleges 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". 

The game's creators have not yet commented on the lawsuit. 

Source: Associated Press / BGR 
Lindsay Lohan image via Shutterstock; Lacey Jonas screencap from video via Kurt Reed / YouTube 

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She's desperate for money. You would think she'd give up after the first time. Besides the NPC looks NOTHING like her...

Rockstar aren't stupid. Let's forget for a second that what they are doing most definitely constitutes 'Satire' and thus sidesteps stupid lawsuits like these but as they already proven with the 'case of the bikini blonde' they'll be able to produce invoices for the hired talent of which the character is based on.
So as much as she Lohan may have been the idea behind the character, there'a no way she'll be able to prove it and R* will get a bucket load of PR just before the release of the PC/XB1/PS4 releases.

Bravo R*!

can you find this picture where facebook person who his new cell phone, then he got killed by guy in that game? I saw it at one time on playstation 3 or xbox 360 last year.

gameboy1977 said,
can you find this picture where facebook person who his new cell phone, then he got killed by guy in that game? I saw it at one time on playstation 3 or xbox 360 last year.

Dat Google Translate, huh?

UnclePritchard said,
die already dear lohan... you're useless anyway

No I will not die. I am a beautiful young woman with a lot of talent & good to offer.

that junkie brat doesnt know when to stop

it used to steal from the houses of people who invite it, now its suing a company, i hope rockstar wins this

Might as well sue 20th century fox, and fuzzy door productions for all the Lindsay lohan jokes on family guy...

As much as i like Lindsay and sympathize with her, she needs to let this go. If she wanted to, she could have been in the game as herself and then Rockstar would have paid her properly and it would have been good fun and nice self-deprecating humor. I don't think Lindsay has a case here.

However, as much as many of us like Rockstar we should keep in mind they are not 100% saints, they did basically steal those songs from that singer-songwriter, i forgot his name, paying a pittance without obtaining proper consent. Could have been a misunderstanding, but seems awfully convenient.

Say what you will and i know it's the thing to do to make fun of her...but she's still a super-hot 28 year old...let's not delude ourselves. Personally always liked her and think she's very attractive, but yeah, she is wasting her life with all that nonsense.

Personally,
I don't think she's super hot. She's so made up, she looks like some one who should be standing out on a corner!

Must be getting low on funds though to come up with this strategy that she has no chance in heck of winning!

Edited by Andrew, Jul 12 2014, 10:11am :

neoadorable said,
Say what you will and i know it's the thing to do to make fun of her...but she's still a super-hot 28 year old...let's not delude ourselves. Personally always liked her and think she's very attractive, but yeah, she is wasting her life with all that nonsense.

You got super low standards. Who wants a drunk drugged up raggedy bitch? Nothing hot about her now. If this was 10 years ago before she screwed herself up you might have a point.

neoadorable said,
Say what you will and i know it's the thing to do to make fun of her...but she's still a super-hot 28 year old...let's not delude ourselves. Personally always liked her and think she's very attractive, but yeah, she is wasting her life with all that nonsense.
Er...okaaay.

TIL there are people who find Lindsey Lohan hot. Somebody kill me now.

Edited by AsherGZ, Jul 3 2014, 3:57pm :

neoadorable said,
Say what you will and i know it's the thing to do to make fun of her...but she's still a super-hot 28 year old...let's not delude ourselves. Personally always liked her and think she's very attractive, but yeah, she is wasting her life with all that nonsense.

I agree, she's well fit and not the worst actor, she is receiving a lot of abuse over this and rightly so but some of the comments are way off the mark, about her being a rubbish actor etc... some people should take a look at her career before commenting, unfortunately she's chose some wrong paths.. but yeah, i'd have a drug fuelled night of passion with her any time.

Really hope she can recover from all this crap...she's still young. As you say, girl has talent, even in that Herbie movie it was apparent. Not to mention Mean Girls, she made that movie. And she has quite a few other assets going for her, at least two are quite prominent. Anyway, all the best to her, sad to see people go astray like this.

I am sure Kim Kardashion's people are looking at the game to see if they can make any money out of it!

And i know i have spelt it wrong, but i could not be bothered to google it while i was signed in.
yes i know i could have signed out and then search. But its more time then she deserves!

All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

Good call on that!! Sasha Alexander wouldn't sue though, because she wouldn't admit to wearing anything that distasteful.

I would think that GTA fringes on or outright qualifies as satire/parody worthy of lawsuit exemption.

Are you referring to Sasha Alexander the actor or Dr. Isle?
If it is Dr. Isle, then yeah, she won't be caught wearing that.

Celebrities REALLY need to take a chill pill! I'd be flattered if I was featured in a video game. Lindsay, you stroppy diva, grow up, spoilt brat :p

Tidosho said,
Celebrities REALLY need to take a chill pill! I'd be flattered if I was featured in a video game. Lindsay, you stroppy diva, grow up, spoilt brat :p
celebrities don't need any more pills.