Lindsay Lohan files suit against GTA V maker, claims her likeness was used without permission

By on July 2, 2014, 2:00 PM
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Lindsay Lohan has filed a lawsuit against Grand Theft Auto V maker Take-Two Interactive and subsidiary Rockstar Games. The suit alleges the latest installment in the hit franchise uses her image and likeness in the form of an in-game character, a move that was done without her consent.

Said character, named Lacey Jonas, appears in a mission in which the player must assist her in avoiding the paparazzi. The civil suit, filed in Manhattan on Wednesday, claims Lohan's image, voice and even styles from her clothing line are used in the game. Additionally, the character is also affiliated with a hotel that resembles Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood where Lohan once lived and visits frequently.

Lohan is seeking unspecified monetary damages.

The lawsuit shouldn't come as too much of a surprise. Rumors of a pending suit date back to December when gossip blog TMZ reported Lohan had reached out to lawyers over the matter. Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games declined to comment on the matter.

Grand Theft Auto V launched in September 2013 and quickly became the fastest-selling video game in history. The title generated more than $1 billion in sales in just three days, easily topping the 15 days it took Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 to reach the same milestone.

Last month, it was revealed that GTA V would be coming to the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this fall in a move that's sure to drive lifetime sales even higher. Could this be the first game ever to reach $2 billion in sales?

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