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Lindsay Lohan is to launch a lawsuit against Rockstar Games over the alleged use of her image, TMZ reports.

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According to the site, Lohan's legal team is "currently crafting a lawsuit - demanding Rockstar Games pay some serious money for using Lindsay's image in the game."

TMZ's report suggests that Lohan's legal battle is linked to a promotional image of a woman holding a mobile phone (pictured above) and a Random Event mission where "where a Lindsay Lohan look-alike asks the player to take her home and escape the paparazzi".

It isn't known how much Lohan is seeking from Rockstar or, of course, whether there are any grounds to her claim. 80 per cent of voters on TMZ's site do not believe that the character in GTA 5 is based on Lohan.

Lohan is the second star to have allegedly filed a legal dispute with Rockstar over GTA 5. Back in October, TMZ reported that rapper Daz Dillinger was suing Rockstar over the alleged unauthorised use of two of his tracks.

Source: tmz.com

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General_Peanuts's Avatar

General_Peanuts

Was it for the look of Trevor?
Posted 18:05 on 10 February 2014
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nickanglace

It looks nothing like lohan the girl in the picture is blond and smiling Lohan is Brownish and ive never seen her smile
Posted 20:26 on 02 February 2014
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TheRoosh

The girl looks more like Kate Upton or Fergie than Lohan. Besides, the girl is missing Lohan's drool and meth teeth. :)
Posted 14:22 on 03 December 2013
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MrScottyTay

I went back to find the actual model that rockstar sued for this pic and found out it was Shelby Welinder. Lohan should've done her research better, only took one google search to find that out.
Posted 13:24 on 03 December 2013
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valentin813

thought see would sue because trevor acts more like her.
Posted 09:27 on 03 December 2013
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valentin813

lol i thought see was gona sue because trevor was a close representation of herself.
Posted 09:24 on 03 December 2013
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Alexjh96

I've heard that some other person paid rockstar to design the women with phone after her and not Lohan, so Lindsey 'coke' Lohan can shut up.
Posted 09:07 on 03 December 2013
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Seanp2012

She needs drug money that don't even look like her ok I will sue her because she sound like my kid and she looks like her
Posted 07:03 on 03 December 2013
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tupac1281

She after some coke money again you ugly whore it's not go back to jail or rehab
Posted 06:11 on 03 December 2013
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Karlius@ guyderman

HA HAHA Love it!!
Posted 16:12 on 02 December 2013
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guyderman

Someone is obviously after some more Coke money!
Posted 14:24 on 02 December 2013
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MJTH

Having done a small bit of research (by which I mean 10 minutes of google searching) There are two main reasons why this claim doesn't check completely (if at all).

1) Under the terms of US law, named and direct satire can have legal action taken against it. However unless the game specifically states that this character is Lindsay Lohan, or that during development, there is a documented stage where a RockStar developer had specifically written "lets make a character like Lindsay Lohan", the character in question would come under parody, which is protected against legal action. The fact that GTA has a notice that states ‘any resemblance to any people living or dead is purely coincidental’ makes one of her arguements mute.

2) As for the picture, whilst you could argue that it looks slightly like Lindsay Lohan, you could also argue that picture also looks slightly like the hundreds of thousands of other generic good looking girls/ women. The picture does not look distinctly enough like her in order to specifically separate her from any other girl who looks kind of like that picture too. The fact that the picture is based off an actual picture by an actual model (who is totally fine with RockStar using her likeness, probably because they specifically used her and informed her of that), adds to my first point. Unless Lindsay Lohan is going to sue this model for looking slightly like her, then her argument here is also quite invalid.

Now I don't claim to know much about the intricacies of US law, but from what I do know and just by using logic, we can clearly see that this is wrong.
Posted 13:52 on 02 December 2013
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anialator136

I think it was based more on Kate Upton, Lidsay you shlaaaaaaag
http://cdn0.dailydot.com/uploaded/im..._v_upton_2.png
Posted 13:31 on 02 December 2013
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Karlius

Well the game quite clearly parodies Lohan's life. The image resembles her the missions clearly suggest that it is her.

It's all well and good making disclaimers but that doesn't mean they always hold up.

South park are always getting sued for their depictions of others. Some hold up some fall down.

Using the "What What in the Butt" episode as an example this was thrown out as the song was a clear parody which falls into fair use. However I don't know if that can be applied to someones life and likeness.


I'm sure R* won't be too phased by it as they are rolling in the revenue from the game.
Posted 13:17 on 02 December 2013
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MrScottyTay@ pblive

wouldn't surprise me if she sued the model they used for this picture...
Posted 11:48 on 02 December 2013

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