Lindsay Lohan files a lawsuit against the makers of ‘Grand Theft Auto’

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Last December, “sources” claimed that Lindsay Lohan was planning to sue the makers of Grand Theft Auto for including a character, Lacey Jonas, which bears a slight resemblance to Lindsay. I thought LL was delusional for even thinking about a lawsuit, but I also thought that Lindsay probably makes money this way – she sues random people/companies hoping that they’ll just throw some money at her, hoping she just goes away. And for the most part, that’s worked for her in the past. Remember when she sued E*TRADE because their commercial included a “milkaholic” baby named Lindsay? E*TRADE settled out of court with LL. She’s hoping for a repeat.

Last December we reported that actress and controversy magnet Lindsay Lohan had called her lawyers about the inclusion of a character with her likeness in the blockbuster video game Grand Theft Auto V. Now Lohan has filed suit against Take-Two Interactive and subsidiary publisher and developer Rockstar Games, the maker of GTA V.

The suit claims that the character Lacey Jonas is an “unequivocal” reference to Lohan, depicting everything from her likeness to her clothing line to the Chateau Marmont hotel where Lohan once lived.

“The portraits of the Plaintiff (Lohan) incorporated her image, likeness, clothing, outfits, Plaintiff’s clothing line products, ensemble in the form of hats, hair style, sunglasses, jean shorts worn by the Plaintiff that were for sale to the public at least two years” the suit claims.

Suing over a parody strikes me as a bad idea, no matter how desperate one’s situation. Whether Lohan is seeking extra publicity or a cash out on the best-selling video game of all time, it’s more than a little sad that she’d acknowledge that the character Lacey Jonas is a portrayal of herself.

[From Forbes]

Forbes then goes on to analyze the legal standing, and basically they say that Lindsay is a crackhead for bringing this suit. The goal isn’t to bring this to trial though – Lindsay is just hoping for a quickie settlement, as I said. What will she do is Rockstar Games fights her? What if they WANT to go to trial? Hahahaha. Which brings me to a different point: who has been funding LL’s crack shenanigans in London? I have some ideas, of course. Some say she’s got a married sugar daddy who has put her up in a nice hotel. Some say she’s just doing what she always does when she’s overseas – taking any “job” she can get.

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  1. Abbott says:

    I don’t think Lindsay has ever met a bra she hasn’t completely ignored.

  2. tmbg says:

    As someone on Facebook said, Rockstar should forgo any cash settlement and just pay her in pure, uncut Colombian cocaine.

    She should appreciate being parodied in such a successful, awesome game like that. It might raise her up from Z-list to Y-list.

    • Deb says:

      Only they didn’t parody her at all. Here’s what I wrote about this game when it was talked about before:

      “The girls in the missions are only on screen for a short time, and neither resemble Lohan. The girl who wants you to help her escape the paparazzi is generic looking and doesn’t say anything that would suggest she is inspired by Lohan. The other girl that you record having sex is an allegedly virginal teen starlet (at least she plays a teen, but the player learns she’s much older) and her costar (also an older person playing a teen). That most definitely is not Lohan.”

  3. Pandy says:

    What, her Speed the Plow gig isn’t paying the bills??

  4. Elisabeth says:

    she lost the suit against Pitbull didn’t she? and he mentioned her by name.
    she is wasting what little money her sugar daddies have given her

  5. aims says:

    Her cash flow is dwindling, so it’s time to break out the lawsuits. I think it’s hysterical that she never owns her sh*t and when anyone makes a tongue and cheek joke she becomes unglued. Also, how is still alive? With all her behavior and hobbies, how is she still breathing?

  6. grabbyhands says:

    Bee-yatch please, you WISH you looked as good as the woman on the cover, who I understand was actually based on Kate Upton.

    I hope they do pursue the case-I’m tired of seeing this crackhead cash in on these flimsy cases because the companies don’t want to deal with her. It would nice to see a judge lay a smackdown on this kind of frivolous thing. I hope it goes to court, she loses and has to pay THEIR court costs.

  7. Kas says:

    The pictures of her yesterday, in the denim shorts with cuts and bruises all over her legs…….ugh.

  8. Macey says:

    She’s so delusional. The model it is made after has not only been compensated for her image but she is credited on the game for it as well. I forget her name but you can google it.
    Im not a gamer to know anything about them but I hope they counter sue for court cost and legal fees since its clear from the credits and payment who it is. In fact I think the model even issued a statement regarding this when she first brought this up months ago.

    • doofus says:

      “She’s so delusional. The model it is made after has not only been compensated for her image but she is credited on the game for it as well. I forget her name but you can google it.”

      just what I thought I remembered from the first mention of a possible lawsuit. the model made a public statement to that effect, I think…that is “It was me, I got paid and I got credit”.

      I hope that the gaming company holds fast and embarrasses her. I would think that, as soon as whatever lawyer was stupid enough to take her case sees this, they’ll tell her that she’ll never win. but more likely, any lawyer stupid enough needs whatever (bad) publicity this case will bring.

      ETA: whoops, I posted before I saw your other post below. good job!

      • Macey says:

        I hope they do too.

        Shelby even posted a picture of her invoice from Rockstar for the gig.
        I’ll bet it was that weasel looking lawyer that filed this without even researching it. The pic looks just like Shelby and nothing like Lohan, not sure what LL is looking at but she has never looked that good.

        Im surprised the courts dont have some kind of fine for ppl that just sue ppl all the time without cause. I just learned the courts do keep a list of some sort of ppl who continuously file frivolous law suits when I was reading about the nanny from h*ll case(apparently she’s been on this list for yrs), can’t imagine LL isnt on there considering how many she’s filed.

  9. Sam says:

    Of course she did.

    Didn’t her last lawyer get sanctioned by the court for bringing a suit like this? I seem to recall that happening. I find it slightly amazing that she can still find representation, given the high chance of getting fined and the low chance of your client actually paying your bills.

  10. Macey says:

    I just googled, it’s Shelby Welinder. scroll down article and you can get details..

    http://www.dailydot.com/gaming/gtav-grand-theft-auto-girl-bikini-model/

  11. Tifygodess24 says:

    Lawsuit Lindsay would sue a piece of toilet paper if she could get money out of it. Its time for one of these companies to stop this nonsense, call her bluff and take her a$$ to trial.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      Defendants (the party being sued) don’t want to go to trial. They want the suit thrown out before it gets there because it saves on legal fees. Plaintiffs (the party that filed suit) want to go to trial to hopefully convince a jury to award damages. Unless the defendant files s counterclaim against the plaintiff, the defendant has nothing to gain by going to trial.

  12. nk868 says:

    if you look at the comments on her instagram posts it is no surprise she is so delusional… it’s all weird adoration/declarations of love/comments about her “beauty”. it’s so bizarre.

  13. claire says:

    I so hope they don’t settle with her. She IS a crackhead for bringing this forward. The model for this is credited. And besides that…no one would ever look at that image and think of Lindsay! Most thought it was Kate Upton!

  14. Kiddo says:

    Lawsuits! Everybody’s doing in! Jump right in!

  15. The Original G says:

    So. Nuisance payout and publicity. That’s a Lohan win-win.

  16. embertine says:

    Parody is fair use, no? So she doesn’t have a hope in hell.

  17. Ruyana says:

    “Escorting” and lawsuits are her only avenue of income.

  18. TQB says:

    I still miss the Milkaholic commercial. It was hilarious.

  19. elo says:

    Before I read the post, I seriously thought she was suing because one of the hookers in the game was in her likeness. Can I get a B#$%& please? She hasn’t looked like that in a good ten years.

  20. Lux says:

    Shit, throw out your jean shorts and sunglasses! Lilo is coming for you!

  21. Ann says:

    If it came to that and I were Rockstar, I’d make a provision of the settlement an agreement that they can rename the character “Fire Crotch.” Heck, if they are going to admit it is her, then why not go for it?

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      That’s brilliant. :D

      You know she wouldn’t read the agreement carefully enough to catch that — and if she’s still got that Gringott’s goblin as her lawyer, he wouldn’t either. They’d be in too much of a hurry to cash the cheque.

  22. Mhjmc says:

    The GTA model looks nothing like her .. I think the model is much prettier. But I don’t see enough of a resemblance to say “Wow that looks like Lindsey Lohan”!! She’s so over I wish she’d go away.

  23. Vilodemeanus says:

    A grifter gonna grift. This lawsuit is nothing more than extortion to make money on something that is not based on her, a character of her (that she wouldn’t own anyway) but what it does have to do with is she’s broke and looking for money to go away. Thank God Oprah’s little plan to help her get her career going again didn’t work, Liho has just turned into the biggest sleeze on the planet. As long as she fails in London, which let’s face it she’s never going to show up anywhere 8 times a week on time for any amount of money, we will slowly stop caring about anyone from this family.