Lindsay Lohan: GTA V character is clearly based on me, and I'm suing

Lindsay Lohan: GTA V character is clearly based on me, and I'm suing
Once famous actress Lindsay Lohan has sued Rockstar Games over a 'Grand Theft Auto V' character that she says was created in her likeness but without her permission.

In the game, the non playable character Lacey Jonas is a blond, young actress who needs help getting away from the paparazzi. Additionally, Lacey lives in the Gentry Manor, said to be based off the real-life Chateau Marmont, a place that Lindsay Lohan did indeed live in.



While the lawsuit is flimsy, Rockstar has been accused of ripping off Lohan's likeness: "[They] incorporated her image, likeness, clothing, outfits, [Lohan's] clothing line products, ensemble in the form of hats, hair style, sunglasses." Lacey Jonas also suffers from an eating disorder, which Lohan did fight in the past, as well.

Working against Lohan and the lawsuit is that fact the model Shelby Welinder was paid by Rockstar Games to have her likeness used for the game, and she has an invoice to prove it.

Rockstar made over $1 billion for the game, making over $800 million in its first week for the biggest entertainment launch of all-time.

Source:
Gamerant


Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 6 Jul 2014 23:01
Tags
Lawsuit Grand Theft Auto V rockstar games Lindsay Lohan
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  • 26 comments
  • Jemborg

    Get real Lohan.

    Next you're gonna sue Emma Stone for looking a bit like you and stealing your career.

    This should get laughed out of court.

    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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    7.7.2014 04:22 #1

  • Ketola

    Given how absurd rulings we see at times, I wouldn't be too surprised if Rockstar would just end up settling the case out of court. I'm sure the fact that they were sued generates millions of more sales alone. =)

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    7.7.2014 05:12 #2

  • Jemborg

    Originally posted by Ketola: Given how absurd rulings we see at times, I wouldn't be too surprised if Rockstar would just end up settling the case out of court.
    Don't you think it would set a bad precedent? There are provisions at least for parody in most western cultures.

    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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    7.7.2014 05:17 #3

  • Ketola

    It would. Besides games are full of parody people, companies, and brands. Probably not a good idea settling the case after all. =)

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    7.7.2014 07:36 #4

  • thebox

    Or she will sue Drug Lords, dealers and alcohol manufacturers for making it all addictive and making her take it.

    ahhhhh!!! cobras

    7.7.2014 10:02 #5

  • hearme0

    To be perfectly honest, Lindsay Lohan would actually be better off dead.

    The world would be better off without her and she would be likely better off compared to her meaningless life that's in absolute shambles.

    It would probably cause her family to be better off too.

    Had she been my daughter.......I would have signed her off.

    I can assure one thing is for certain........the world will NOT miss her when she dies; not like Whitney Houston at least.




    Regardless.............I'd still tap that!!! Then take her purse and run!

    7.7.2014 10:44 #6

  • ivymike

    If Lindsay Lohan didn't act like such a skank, then she'd have nothing to complain about.

    7.7.2014 10:57 #7

  • DarthMopar

    Originally posted by hearme0: To be perfectly honest, Lindsay Lohan would actually be better off dead.

    The world would be better off without her and she would be likely better off compared to her meaningless life that's in absolute shambles.

    It would probably cause her family to be better off too.

    Had she been my daughter.......I would have signed her off.

    I can assure one thing is for certain........the world will NOT miss her when she dies; not like Whitney Houston at least.




    Regardless.............I'd still tap that!!! Then take her purse and run!
    OMG...I almost spit my beer all over my keyboard. BAHAHAHA!

    7.7.2014 12:13 #8

  • Mrguss

    Lindsay Lohan is nothing more that another drug addict just like most of those "famous" Hollywood actors, producers, etc.

    She needs more that just: ...help !!!

    Live Free or Die.
    The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
    Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

    7.7.2014 15:06 #9

  • bhetrick

    Originally posted by thebox: Or she will sue Drug Lords, dealers and alcohol manufacturers for making it all addictive and making her take it. Those drug lords, dealers, and alcohol mfgs ought to sue her for making them look even worse than they already were.

    8.7.2014 10:48 #10

  • geordietx

    Damn, tough crowd! Don't be so mean-spirited, you guys. Lindsay is young, she may pull out of this yet. I was pretty wild when I was young, and look how I turned out. Well, maybe I'm not such a good example...

    Geordie in Houston...

    9.7.2014 01:46 #11

  • Jemborg

    You did some pretty wild litigation when you were young?

    :)

    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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    9.7.2014 13:13 #12

  • Bryan3404

    Originally posted by Ketola: It would. Besides games are full of parody people, companies, and brands. Probably not a good idea settling the case after all. =) You are right. The only thing she could even say, is that it's a parody of her, but guess what, parodies are legal.

    10.7.2014 12:55 #13

  • xboxd00d

    Originally posted by ivymike: If Lindsay Lohan didn't act like such a skank, then she'd have nothing to complain about. Lmao, skank is such a great word, they could add her name to the dictionary description as she is the epitome of a skank and raises the bar so your average skank can just feel a little bit better about themselves.
    The comments on this thread made my day!! Lol

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    11.7.2014 07:29 #14

  • KillerBug

    Not to break the laugh track or anything, but this is obviously just a publicity ploy. Now that she is so used up that the tabloids wouldn't bother to cover it if she broke into the white house and raped the president while smoking meth, she needs to become a troll in addition to a pathetic junkie skank.


    11.7.2014 08:00 #15

  • KennyBo

    Oh boy! If this suit takes hold, I hear class action lawsuit against Sierra and Al Lowe for all the mocking of guys like me in the Leisure Suit Larry series.

    11.7.2014 09:49 #16

  • Jemborg

    Originally posted by KennyBo: Oh boy! If this suit takes hold, I hear class action lawsuit against Sierra and Al Lowe for all the mocking of guys like me in the Leisure Suit Larry series. Maybe Lindsay could have her own game as a sort of female Leisure Suit Larry? Leisure Suit Lilo?

    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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    11.7.2014 10:28 #17

  • brettus

    Looks more like Hilary Duff!

    12.7.2014 00:11 #18

  • MagengarZ

    Originally posted by geordietx: Damn, tough crowd! Don't be so mean-spirited, you guys. Lindsay is young, she may pull out of this yet. I was pretty wild when I was young, and look how I turned out. Well, maybe I'm not such a good example... Uh..... NO. A strap-on does Not make this "woman" a legitimate "Man".

    She stinks so bad, even her Sure deodorant gets confused!

    12.7.2014 02:59 #19

  • Kimmerson

    HEY LOHAN!!! Originally posted by Jemborg: Get real Lohan.

    Next you're gonna sue Emma Stone for looking a bit like you and stealing your career.

    This should get laughed out of court.
    Originally posted by Jemborg: Get real Lohan.

    Next you're gonna sue Emma Stone for looking a bit like you and stealing your career.

    This should get laughed out of court.
    WHAT'S THIS?????????

    13.7.2014 16:24 #20

  • MagengarZ

    Originally posted by KillerBug: Not to break the laugh track or anything, but this is obviously just a publicity ploy. Now that she is so used up that the tabloids wouldn't bother to cover it if she broke into the white house and raped the president while smoking meth, she needs to become a troll in addition to a pathetic junkie skank. ♪♪♪ Miss Li-Lo is a dizzy drank ho
    and a merry skank troll is Sheeeeeee...
    ...always litigating every gad-damn thing
    just to get her face on Tee-Veeeeeeee!
    ♪♪♪ lol

    13.7.2014 23:35 #21

  • Jemborg

    Originally posted by MagengarZ:
    ♪♪♪ Miss Li-Lo is a dizzy drank ho
    and a merry skank troll is Sheeeeeee...
    ...always litigating every gad-damn thing
    just to get her face on Tee-Veeeeeeee!
    ♪♪♪ lol
    ROFLMAO

    :D


    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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    14.7.2014 04:35 #22

  • MagengarZ

    she got that one eye shut, like someone spunked it
    right before the camera took that photo.

    14.7.2014 14:34 #23

  • ChappyTTV

    Sorry for the late reply folks, been in the hospital for 12 days...but this thread made me laugh so hard it literally hurt!!
    Maybe laughter isn't the best medicine after all...lol...ouch!

    24.7.2014 01:52 #24

  • Jemborg

    Hope you feel better soon Chappers.

    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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    24.7.2014 14:00 #25

  • ChappyTTV

    Originally posted by Jemborg: Hope you feel better soon Chappers. Thanks bro, it's still pretty serious tho and gonna take some time before things settle. Gonna PM you into a convo ddp & I are having about it.
    1st time doing that so I hope I did it right, check your PM's & let me know if you can see it.
    Later buddy!

    26.7.2014 19:22 #26

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