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

By Shawn Knight ยท 45 replies
Jul 2, 2014
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  1. 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,...

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  2. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +242

    Really, Don't see the likness
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  3. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    Either way you look at it, shes obviously just after some quick cash knowing that this game generated money and publicity.

    Honestly I doubt she would win anything (Most likely there maybe a settlement if she gets anything) and this will most likely fall under a frivolous lawsuit. If South Park can get away with writing the literal names of people in real life in their show and using their likeness (To the point its beyond obvious who they are making fun of) I doubt this has any merit.
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,728   +3,701

    OMG, what a *****, thinking she has actually been damaged! I wonder how many others could view their self as one of the characters. She is bitching about something that millions of others would consider a privileged.
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  5. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +242

    Well with her track record. She more or less needs the quick cash. But I do agree. I doubt this will have no merit. But then you never know.
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  6. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Shes obviously doing what Zenimax are doing with filing lawsuit against Oculus lol, just makes you wonder how little money she has left just like zenimax...
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  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,728   +3,701

    What she should do since she feels so strongly about this is make a poster in this so called hotel, wearing those cloths of hers, and sell it with GTA5 logo. It would then become a win win for both parties (and even promote the hotel).
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  8. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    I must admit I see where she is coming from Michael is a copy of me from what it looks like and im in talks with my lawyers to sue them, cant believe they copied my looks for a game :/ thought I was a nobody as well...
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  9. rwburnham

    rwburnham TS Rookie

    There is no way the woman in the GTA image was based on Lohan, because the woman in the image has the face of a human.
  10. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +859

    LOL...grasping at straws are we Lindsay? Hate to tell you, but that GTA character has none of the "I'm on meth" look that you do.
  11. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,671   +988

    Perhaps Kate Upton should be suing instead...

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  12. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Hmm damn she nice!
  13. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    Ha, true that. Reminds me of the fiasco surrounding American Indian names right now. Now they want the military to get rid of the Apache and Blackhawk names for helicopters. I think it'd be awesome to have a bada$$ helicopter named after me!

    But. I can see her point. If her face, home, clothing etc were used without her consent then it's easy to argue they made money off her. Now... would people have bought the game if the girl looked or dressed a little different... yes, of course. But that's a reason why GTA should not have used her, not a reason why she shouldn't sue.

    And don't forget... it's not like she's getting a lot of work nowadays. That partying lifestyle ain't cheap.
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  14. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Dunno about you but the girl looks fit unlike lindsay who looks like a drugged up botox mutant...
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  15. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,147   +915

    Well according to your logic there, South Park has made money off of pretty much every celebrity, yet, they've got away with it so far?

    No way is her point valid, If it is I will be astounded.
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  16. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,336   +843

    ***** needs to die. Even if they made the girl look like her, so what? Nothing bad will hapen to her cause of some drawing. Dope fiend attention *****.

    Now were gonna see Apple sue them cause the phone resembles iPhone.
  17. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,377   +286

    Old story is so fkin old >.> this shouldn't even be in the news section o.o
  18. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,352   +293

    Well, her life is already a train wreck, so why not try to completely corner the market on skeezy socialites & pseudo-celebrities who are associated with hotels and/or clothing lines... I mean, it's not like that's common today... Well, other than about 10 other recently famous women I can think of, off the top my head, that is.

    That character is a stereotypical conglomerate of a bunch of different people in the media. That Lohan thinks she's the only one this matches just shows how incredibly vain and self-centered she is.
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  19. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,728   +3,701

    I wouldn't go that far, but I don't see where she is entitled to anything. That is other than a swat on the backside and told to go home.
  20. Is that chick holding what looks like a replica iPhone? (impending Apple lawsuit inbound!)
  21. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,336   +843

    I'm not mad at her for this or anything, acctually I don't care at all, but scumbags like that should all die horribly.
  22. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +138

    @Julio: Pinned, pinned, pinned.
  23. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,664   +1,949

    If she could count, she would see that her 100,000 freckles couldn't possibly fit into the polygon set, as it would overload any video card, so no, Lindsay, it ain't you, you freckle-freak...

    Riddle: What did Quasimodo say when he's got another freckle? ;)
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2014
  24. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    And every comedian who ever did an impression could get sued then, right? The difference is South Park and Comedians don't hide the fact that they're using someone in a joke. If South Park created a main character called Jim who looked, sounded, and used material from Chris Rock all the while denying that Jim was influenced by the work of Chris Rock, then you can bet they'd get sued.

    GTA was not using Lindsey in a joke, they used her and called her a different name and passed her off as their own creation. Well... at least that's her claim.

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