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Lindsay Lohan sets lawyers on Grand Theft Auto 5

Lindsay Lohan sets lawyers on Grand Theft Auto 5

Mon 02 Dec 2013 8:54am GMT / 3:54am EST / 12:54am PST
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Actress believes game stole her likeness

An American gossip site is reporting that actress Lindsay Lohan, best known for her early roles in Mean Girls and The Parent Trap, has instructed her lawyers to put together a lawsuits against Grand Theft Auto V developer Rockstar.

TMZ reported that Lohan has three major complaints against the game: the side mission where the players helps an actress called "Lacey Jonas" escape the paparazzi; the Paparazzo missions that feature a starlet name Poppy Mitchell who stays at a Vinewood version of the Chateau Marmont hotel; and the the use of her physical likeness for the bikini girl marketing material.

Lohan claims these incidents used her images without her permission, though in the last instance model Shelby Welinder has come forward to claim she was the model for the bikini image and brandished a Rockstar invoice to prove it.

Neither Lohan or Rockstar have confirmed or denied the legal action so far.

17 Comments

Craig Burkey
Software Engineer

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Popular Comment
I wonder if she's sued Carly Simon for the song - You're So Vain

Posted:4 months ago

#1

James Prendergast
Research Chemist

730 410 0.6
This is probably what they call "strategic marketing"...

Posted:4 months ago

#2

Lewis Brown
Snr Sourcer/Recruiter

194 41 0.2
"Rolls Eyes" I have played through that game scene and nothing about it reminded me of Lindsay Lohan.

Posted:4 months ago

#3

Christophe Danguien
games developer

64 78 1.2
When you didn't think this girl could go any lower, BOUM she comes back with more shit....(IF she really is suing Rockstar)

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Christophe Danguien on 2nd December 2013 2:23pm

Posted:4 months ago

#4

Greg Wilcox
Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

1,993 902 0.5
I'll repeat a joke I used on facebook. All Rockstar needs to do is show up at court with photos of miss Lohan before her plastic surgeries and say "this isn't her in the game at all" for some laughs at her expense. None of what she's suing for makes any sense, but I think she's looking for/needs a quick payout, as I don't think she's working much these days...

Posted:4 months ago

#5

Paul Jace
Merchandiser

768 1,001 1.3
Poor LiLo. She's fallen so far from where she once was. At this point I think what she really needs is a hug...and a way to jumpstart her career again.

Posted:4 months ago

#6

Jakub Mikyska
CEO

178 880 4.9
I wonder I many fat, gaming-addicted, teenagers are now going to sue Rockstar for using their likeness in GTA V as Michael's son. This could turn ugly for Rockstar.

*sarcasm warning*

Posted:4 months ago

#7

Bruce Everiss
Marketing Consultant

1,716 598 0.3
Surely Rockstar can win with the defence of "parody".

Posted:4 months ago

#8

Alfonso Sexto
Lead Tester

714 495 0.7
Poppy Mitchell appears on GTAIV, and she starts the suing now? about Lacey Jonas... yes, they are a bit alike.... but that is because this Lacey is your everyday generic blonde actress cliche. Did she really feel herself identify with that?

"the use of her physical likeness for the bikini girl marketing material"

Does she mean the one with Kate Upton? [link url=""]http://images.lazygamer.net/2013/03/kateupton.jpg [/link]

I think somebody is in the need for some quick easy money here, and R* are not the ones...

Edited 2 times. Last edit by Alfonso Sexto on 3rd December 2013 3:08pm

Posted:4 months ago

#9

Rick Lopez
Illustrator, Graphic Designer

1,203 816 0.7
You know, nothing in the game ever reminded me of her. Wonder why she is sueing.

Posted:4 months ago

#10

Barrie Tingle
Live Producer

337 103 0.3
To be fair, the mission about "helping an actress called "Lacey Jonas" escape the paparazzi;" did make me instantly think it was related to her.

Posted:4 months ago

#11

Rafa Ferrer
Localisation Manager

40 60 1.5
@Barrie - Sure, and I do think that was their intention, but if Rockstar got successfully sued from every individual or intellectual property owner that GTA* reminds of (since it parodies and/or pays homage to almost every popular movie, characters or story that fits their narrative), they would run out of business in two seconds. I don't think she'll get anything out of this besides a free round of PR.

Posted:4 months ago

#12

Roland Austinat
roland austinat media productions|consulting

112 57 0.5
the side mission where the players helps an actress called "Lacey Jonas" escape the paparazzi; the Paparazzo missions that feature a starlet name Poppy Mitchell who stays at a Vinewood version of the Chateau Marmont hotel
Desperate much?

Posted:4 months ago

#13

Greg Wilcox
Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

1,993 902 0.5
I guess Paris Hilton is pissed off because no one has thought of her for ages. Then again, I never think of Lindsay Lohan at all except when a story about her pops up on GI (little joke there)...

Posted:4 months ago

#14

Adam Jordan
Community Management/Moderation

94 47 0.5
Oh look it's that time again, I do wonder if washed up celebs have a "who's time and money do I waste now" bucket list.

Posted:4 months ago

#15

Steve Wetz
Reviewer/Assistant Editor

98 132 1.3
This has got to be some kind of publicist scam. Once you've fired your way through every (decent?) publicist in Hollywood, ideas like this are what you end up with.

I actually feel pretty sorry for her, to be honest.

Posted:4 months ago

#16

Jessica Hyland
Character Artist

212 635 3.0
Really, GI is reporting on gosspiy rumours from TMZ of all places now? Surely there is real news to talk about :/

Posted:4 months ago

#17

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