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Lohan sues over 'Grand Theft Auto V' game



NEW YORK (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 lawsuit 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.

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curmudgeon331 July 02 2014 at 2:25 PM

This loser has been is AGAIN trying to make money in another stupid and frivolous law suit. Remember the other one!?!? The judge laughed her case out of court. She can't earn enough money for crack and heroin by "acting" anymore, so she's now scraping the bottom of the dumpster.

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TONY curmudgeon331 July 03 2014 at 5:37 AM

It is not a stupid and frivolous law suite if in fact they were using her likeness without her permission . There are laws that protect against that and doing so without her permission is against the law .

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What it do Cuz TONY July 03 2014 at 6:44 AM

A. Parody, B. They'd have to actively promote her as a reason to buy the game or prove that people bought the game because of the portrayal of her likeness, honestly, played it, beat it, don't remember Lindsey Lohan in the game at all or anyone like her, unless you count coked out actresses, and Lindsey's not the only one of those in Hollywood nor in GTA V.

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curmudgeon331 July 02 2014 at 2:26 PM

I notice the paucity of comments.... no one cares about this crack-head and her drug addicted parents.... she's YESTERDAY!!!!

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minutemaus July 02 2014 at 5:18 PM

I'm guessing the game developers created a character that lies, cheats, steals, drinks, parties, disrespects judges, disregards court sentences and is, generally, impossible to work with . . . and, naturally - and unsurprisingly - Lohan believes the character is based on herself.

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minutemaus minutemaus July 02 2014 at 5:19 PM

P.S. Perhaps Courtney Love and Britney Spears should join her in a class action.

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msanbaker minutemaus July 02 2014 at 8:38 PM

To be fair Britney has gotten it together, but had a family unit, not a Dena

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entheoscht July 02 2014 at 2:42 PM

When will this twit just go away?

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geldonski July 02 2014 at 8:12 PM

AOL, why do you care about this washed up burn out?

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Steve July 02 2014 at 5:38 PM

The suit will be dismissed on sumarry judgement.

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clyogi Steve July 02 2014 at 8:58 PM

Although I am sure you have decades of experience as both a trademark and litigation attorney, I must respectfully disagree with your well thought out opinion.

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Jeri-Anne clyogi July 02 2014 at 11:31 PM

And spelling! Steve needs spell check (-:

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What it do Cuz clyogi July 03 2014 at 6:45 AM

So wait clyogi, are you saying it won't be dismissed outright, or do you actually believe that bimbo has a chance in court?

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gsnailbanger Steve July 03 2014 at 6:56 AM

I disagree with whatever that word is.

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nrwlbt July 02 2014 at 1:50 PM

What character was that?Some drunk?

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nojohnnyno July 03 2014 at 1:24 AM

I think this time she has a case.

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gsnailbanger July 03 2014 at 6:53 AM

Yes, when will this twit go away ???

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msanbaker July 02 2014 at 8:35 PM

I think these are avatars , without any personal reference to her or her name(or her specific actions) she nuts. The money is drying up. Probably her mom pushing the lawsuit.
This is the most f uped family in show business. I think the main source of all these troubles are her mother. Real good job mom. Try walking the streets for money, if anybody would have you.

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TONY msanbaker July 03 2014 at 5:45 AM

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. That explains it right in the story , they used her place of residence as well as her likeness in the game without her knowledge or consent and that is illegal .

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What it do Cuz TONY July 03 2014 at 6:53 AM

Tony, you're an idiot, do you understand parody laws at all? For one the game will have that hotel as it is famous and they tried to get as many famous places as possible, Hugh Hefner's Playboy mansion is in the game but he's not getting pissy. Not only that just because I stayed at a Best Western does NOT mean a video game developer isn't allowed to render it's likeness in a video game, the hotel is public. Lohan's "image", what do you mean there, the fact that it was a female 20 something year old human? Her voice? You mean any female's voice? Styles from her clothing line? Which aren't even original to begin with. Not only that you talk about her skirting the paparazzi? Almost all talent in Hollywood avoids the paps like the plague. Her case in dead in the water.

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