Lindsay Lohan Suing Makers Of ‘Grand Theft Auto V’
Lindsay Lohan marked her official exit from the “27 Club” (meaning she miraculously made to her 28th birthday) by filing a lawsuit against Rockstar Games, makers of Grand Theft Auto V, for allegedly using her likeness without permission in the hit game.
The Associated Press reports that the suit was filed Wednesday in Manhattan court.
The suit alleges that Lacey Jonas, a character in GTA V, is an “unequivocal” reference to Lohan, and claims that Lohan’s image were used without permission.
One mission in the game has players rescuing the faux-Lohan from paparazzi. And another mission features a hotel which bears a strong resemblance to the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, where Lohan formerly lived. And during a conversation with a character in the game who doesn’t recognize her immediately, Jonas shouts, “I’m the voice of a generation!”
An earlier report from TMZ last December claimed that during the process of drafting the suit, Lohan said that she was expecting some “serious money”.
Take-Two Interactive, owner of Rockstar Games, had no comment.