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Lindsay Lohan Sues 'Grand Theft Auto V' Makers - Find Out Why

Lindsay Lohan Sues 'Grand Theft Auto V' Makers - Find Out Why

Lindsay Lohan steps out on her birthday to take a stroll around the city on Wednesday afternoon (July 2) in New York City.

The 28-year-old actress was joined by a mystery guy and when she spotted photographers, they walked away from each other to not be pictured together.

It was announced that same day that Lindsay is suing the creators of the video game Grand Theft Auto V for the inclusion of a character with her likeness. The suit claims that a character named Lacey Jonas is an “unequivocal reference to the actress and even uses her clothing line and places her at the Chateau Marmont, where she once lived.

“The portraits of the Plaintiff (Lohan) 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 suit claims (via Forbes).

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19 Comments

# 1

Well, she needs money so I guess she has to make a false lawsuit with no merit to try and get it lol

# 2

GTA mimics a lot of real-world things, they’re just getting called out this time. Though I do believe its called artistic license. They weren’t using her image to sell the game, it was just incorporated into it.

# 3

And this is why many multimedia creations (including GTA V) carries a disclaimer along the lines of “any resemblance to any persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental”.

Lacey Jonas is a minor character in the game and is only interacted with in a random event. Her character, though borrowing from Lohan’s looks, seems to be a parody of all the airheaded Hollywood starlets who get excessive media attention and praise for not doing anything significant. Lindsay won’t win this case; Rockstar Games doesn’t even seem to be to concerned about this whole thing.

# 4
parappa the rappa @ 07/02/2014 at 9:19 pm

Lindsay if you can read this. Give up.. The hottest guy you could get is a manager from walmart.

# 5
offtheproperty @ 07/02/2014 at 9:30 pm

The second I saw that chick I knew it was Lindsay and I would be surprised if anyone familiar with her would claim otherwise.
The Peace Sign, the hand on the hip, the legs — it’s an exact copy of her favorite “if I give you a shot will you leave me alone” paparazzi pose.
Sue em good, girl!

# 6
offtheproperty @ 07/02/2014 at 9:32 pm

@Brian: fugggittttabbbboudddditttt, Larry the Lawyer.

# 8

@shooty08:

But they did not use her likeness, they paid a model for the model’s likeness. They have all the documentation to prove the character was modeled after someone else. So Lohan has no merit there. The rest can be attributed to parody and dismissed.

# 9
jon m'shulla @ 07/02/2014 at 10:44 pm

Her photo was not used. Her name was not used.

BS Lawsuit.

Silver Mine @ 07/02/2014 at 11:44 pm

Looks more like Fergie then her anyway, so what’s her complaint? That shes NOT famous enough to get a ‘cartoon’ made to look like her?

offtheproperty @ 07/02/2014 at 11:59 pm

@Silver Mine: You people don’t understand a thing about the laws of this country, your country, that are there to protect you and Lindsay and everyone — every blessed American citizen — from being used and profited from and not duly compensated by thugs like the idiots who used Lindsay to sell GTA.
She will win this going away, without a doubt, and good for her.

@offtheproperty:

You don’t understand a thing, bud. They have plenty of proof it was not modeled off of her. It’s strictly satire on the famous diva cliche.

Even if they were to say, “Yeah, it’s based on her”, they could easily get away with it as a parody.

LOL the character that they supposedly created in her image looks nothing like her. She’s grasping at straws and obviously wants some money that she doesn’t deserve.

Oh come on who was even aware she has a clothing line. She is supposedly flat broke so I guess that means no one.
The only thing she has to her name is trashy reputation which hate to break it to Lohan isnt exactly rare….. You can’t trademark being a starlet *****

LindsayLohan you’re a ***** and no onee likes you aspecially me you crapazoid

The girl in the game doesn’t even come to close to looking like Bitchy Lohan.

@offtheproperty:

You “knew” it was Lohan? Then you were mistaken. It’s model Shelby Welinder, and to tell the truth it looks far more liuke Kate Upton than Ol’ Firecrotch

offtheproperty @ 07/03/2014 at 12:44 pm

@NYJ: Right, it’s a model, Shelby Welinder, who no one has ever seen or heard of, but who bears a resemblance to Lindsay Lohan and illustrated to look exactly like Lindsay Lohan, an international star with huge commercial bankability. Oh, and plenty of documentation was kept regarding Miss Welinder’s contract and modeling engagement, for conspiracy purposes.
Another fraud count for you!

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