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Lindsay Lohan Loses 'Grand Theft Auto: V' Lawsuit Over 'Likeness' To Character

01 April 2018

But one famous Hollywood A-lister definitely did take notice because she thought Take-Two Interactive Software, which owns Rockstar Games, modelled two characters off her for Grand Theft Auto: V. The court said that Lacey may constitute a "portrait" under NY civil rights law but that the artistic rendering was "satirical" and "not reasonably identifiable". The Jonas character, Lohan said, misappropriated her "portrait" and "voice", and the blonde characters evoked her likeness and "persona".

At the time, legal expert Zachary Strebeck noted in his Gamasutra blog that "under NY publicity rights law, "any recognizable likeness, not just an actual photograph" is protected". But a New York Supreme Court judge (New York Supreme Court is actually trial-level state court) ruled against Lohan.

Unfortunately for her, the case has been dismissed by the state court.

The case was initially thrown out in 2016 due to the court ruling that "Even if we accept plaintiffs" contentions that the video game depictions are close enough to be considered representations of the respective plaintiffs, plaintiffs" claims should be dismissed because this video game does not fall under the statutory definitions of "advertising' or "trade, '" it continued.

In late 2016, the case was thrown out when a NY court ruled in favor of Take-Two, stating that the video game doesn't fall under the statutory definition of "advertising" or "trade" and hence, doesn't fall under the state's publicity laws.

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Lohan's movies include 1998's "The Parent Trap" and 2004's "Mean Girls", but acting roles became harder to find following legal and other problems. Not only did Lohan's 2013 defamation lawsuit fail, her lawyers were caught plagiarizing.

From the get-go, it was apparent that Lindsay is trying to cash in from what she felt was her likeness in the game.

At the time, Rockstar said Lohan was just wanting attention, but Lohan's lawyers expanded the initial complaint later in 2014. Lohan has, of course, had her share of run-ins with police.

It may have been a refreshing appearance for fans who hadn't seen Lohan's face in a while.

Lindsay Lohan Loses 'Grand Theft Auto: V' Lawsuit Over 'Likeness' To Character