The Grand Theft Auto videogame series is loved and loathed by many, and, as it turns out, Lindsay Lohan can be added to the latter group - unless GTA's publisher, Rockstar Games, cuts her a check. More specifically, TMZ reports, the troubled actress and her lawyers are drafting a lawsuit against the publisher demanding money for using what she says is her likeness in Grand Theft Auto V without permission.

The character in question includes a cover image of a blonde woman holding a cellphone. In the game, there are two missions involving characters that are claimed to resemble Lohan. One mission features a female character (named Lacey Jonas) who asks for help avoiding paparazzi and to be driven home, and the other has players visiting a location resembling Los Angeles' Chateau Marmont hotel - a known Lohan hangout and her previous residence - to take pictures of a female character having sex.

Take a look at the woman in the cover image (pictured) and feel free to head below to watch a TMZ video report of the situation with in-game footage of the "Lacey Jonas" mission. What do you think: is Lindsay Lohan in GTA V?

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      • 1 Year Ago
      The young woman on the cover is a model named Shelby Welinder. Lohan can go pound sand.
        • 1 Year Ago
        You nailed it:
      Who is Lindsay Lohan?
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't think the cover drawing is supposed to be Lindsay. The "star" you rescue could be. Even if it is, I thought parody of a person in the public eye was perfectly legal. If not, SNL would be in a world of hurt.
      • 1 Year Ago
      I would totally hang out with Lindsay. That'd be almost like a real life GTA game. Endless hours/days/weeks of entertainment.
        • 1 Year Ago
        Don't forget your hazmat suit
      • 1 Year Ago
      no poison toxic skin from substance abuse, good muscle tone, a smile nope that not Lindsey
      • 1 Year Ago
      If her intent with this lawsuit was to save face, then this is a huge backfire. Most people probably didn't associate that character with her; they certainly will now, though. As is expected, this is likely most about the money and attention.
        • 1 Year Ago
        My thoughts exactly. It's called the "Streissand Effect", and she's counting on it working.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Parody is fair use. She has no case. It's not her name, it's not her face.
      Steve K
      • 1 Year Ago
      Even if it was her exact likeness, parody is protected speech. I hope Rockstar countersues the crap out of her. Less money for drugs.
        Steve K
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Steve K
        Oh, and her blood ******* parasite of a lawyer should be immediately disbarred.
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think we can all agree that it only mildly looks like her. All the coincidences do show that Lohan was probably a major influence for the character. But like some others have said, parody is fair game for a likeness. They didn't use her name and it's not an exact replica of her. Just about any blonde socialite could make similar claims. Sorry Lindsay but Rockstar will not be paying for your drug habits.
      Soccer Mom
      • 1 Year Ago
      Lawyers are poised to make a lot of money on something that has no merit.
        Phil B
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Soccer Mom
        Screw Lilo for even taking up this case, but screw her lawyers even more for stringing her along into thinking she has a flying chance. Good ol' lawyers!
      • 1 Year Ago
      She must need more Powder Money!
      Arturo Rios Jr.
      • 1 Year Ago
      In that case GTA should be sued by the chinese companies for all the cars they have used from them without their permissin!
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