Lindsay Lohan Sues Grand Theft Auto V Creator Rockstar

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[youtube] Confirming earlier reports, Mean Girls star Lindsay Lohan is indeed suing Rockstar Games for using a character of her likeness in Grand Theft Auto V. The character in question goes by the name Lacey Jonas. In the lawsuit, Lohan claims the creators of GTA5 used her likeness for the non-playable character without her permission. A picture on the game's box art is also cited. Similar to the Hollywood actress, Lacey Jonas is a young starlet that seemingly suffers from anorexia. You (the player) escort her around the city in order to avoid predatory paparazzi, while she blurts out lines like: "I am so f*cking fat, oh my God they cannot get a shot of me," and "Don’t hurt them, I don’t need any more lawsuits!" "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 reads. While I have always suspected Lohan is broke, the Digital Media Law Project (DMLP) indicates that she doesn't really have a leg to stand on. "As a general matter, you will not be held liable for using someone's name or likeness in a creative, entertaining, or artistic work that is transformative, meaning that you add some substantial creative element over and above the mere depiction of the person. In other words, the First Amendment ordinarily protects you if you use someone's name or likeness to create something new that is recognizably your own, rather than something that just evokes and exploits the person's identity." the DMLP said. Rockstar has always maintained that any likenesses in its games are coincidental. Lohan isn't the first and likely won't be the last celebrity to sue over such matter. The videos featured here compare the two starlets, with the bottom one showing an in-game mission involving Lacey Jonas. Watch them and let us know if Lohan has a case. [youtube]

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