2014 Sundance Film Festival -Emmett, Furla, Oasis Films Press ConferenceWell, it's official. We will have a courtroom battle between fallen starlet Lindsay Lohan and Rockstar Games, maker of the infamous Grand Theft Auto series. We last reported on the Lohan/Rockstar case back in December, when rumors were swirling that the then-27-year-old would sue the video game publisher.

In the suit, LiLo alleges that Rockstar and Take-Two Interactive used her likeness for one of the game's non-playable characters, Lacey Jonas, without permission. Lohan also cited an image on the game's cover in her suit.

"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, obtained by Forbes, reads.

It's unclear just how much money Lohan will be seeking in her suit. Forbes reached out to the Digital Media Law Project, which indicates that the Mean Girls star doesn't really have a leg to stand on.

"As a general matter, you will not be held liable for using someone's name or likeness in a creative, entertaining, or artistic work that is transformative, meaning that you add some substantial creative element over and above the mere depiction of the person. In other words, the First Amendment ordinarily protects you if you use someone's name or likeness to create something new that is recognizably your own, rather than something that just evokes and exploits the person's identity." the DMLP said.

Unless Lohan can prove that Rockstar blatantly ripped off her image for GTA, a series that's notorious for its parodies, it doesn't seem like this case will have much traction. In any case, feel free to scroll down below for a video from TMZ discussing the issue from a few months back.


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      Niels Marienlund
      • 5 Months Ago
      So she becomes an irresponsible, deadbeat derelict druggie on her own accord, and then sues someone else for allegedly taking a jab at her? BTW, Lindsay, parody is protected speech under the First Amendment.
      wafflesnfalafel
      • 5 Months Ago
      Lohan, in her continued brilliance, walked right into Rockstar's free press campaign. Her lawyers ought to be smarter than that - but maybe that's part of her problems...
      AronD
      • 5 Months Ago
      Well, she not doing anything else.
      BipDBo
      • 5 Months Ago
      Does the game feature a beat up, washed up crack head?
        Bernard
        • 5 Months Ago
        @BipDBo
        It doe's but Lindsay refuses to acknowledge the similarity. http://gta.wikia.com/Ashley_Butler
      Jeff Gilleran
      • 5 Months Ago
      The girl shown on the GTA V cover could be tens of thousands of women out there with a similar "pose" and general appearance. Going by "celebrity types" I'd say she looks a lot more like Kate Upton, not Lindsay Lohan. Looks like she is trying to prey on the success of Rockstar and the GTA series. Figures. Nobody wants her anymore because of her own lack of not controlling herself, so she figures that she can prey on anything that remotely resembles her "likeness" and attacks them. That said, maybe she needs to look a little closer to the neighborhood wine o and crack users and sue them too because they "resemble" her current state. Moron.
        deus ex wagon
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Jeff Gilleran
        Lindsay has gone through pretty drastic swings in appearance, so it would be hard to make an attractive white female character anywhere between redhead and blonde that didn't match her appearance at some point. Future article 1: Gingers Sue Rockstar Games for Making All Redhead Characters Morbidly Obese Future article 2: Linsday Lohan Gains 100 lbs, Sues Rockstar Games Again Future article 3: Court Rules Against Lohan; Says 145 lbs Is Not That Fat
        Michaele
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Jeff Gilleran
        "lack of not controlling herself"? I think you meant to say, "lack of controlling herself". The lawsuit is a PR move and it seems to be working quite well. Moron? Interesting comment coming from someone who can't speak English.
          Jeff Gilleran
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Michaele
          Considering I am not allowed to make an Edit to a post doesn't mean I can't speak English. I noticed that just after I posted. Quick to make assumptions I see. Thanks for the correction, but you were just a touch rude about it.
      mr.vw
      • 5 Months Ago
      Looohooohooser!!!
      Darren McLellan
      • 5 Months Ago
      Sorry Lindsay, the cartoon image has much more depth than you
      L7D4R
      • 5 Months Ago
      Note to LiLo... STFU and crawl back into your hole. Some people can't go away soon enough.
      david.bergman1
      • 5 Months Ago
      Lindsay isn't going to get a penny, just people mentioning her name again for brief second.
        Michaele
        • 5 Months Ago
        @david.bergman1
        Exactly and she knew that when the PR agent convinced them they couldn't buy this much publicity without spending a million dollars.
      Ryth
      • 5 Months Ago
      She's broke and trying to get any money she can since her career is over.
      • 5 Months Ago
      The cover art girl is Shelby Welinder, she posted proof in the way of a receipt from Rockstar to use her likeness. The Lacey Jonas character might sort of look like Lohan if you cross your eyes or something, but that's a reach. It certainly isn't her voice, it's a voice actress who does a lot of voices of misc female characters in the game. They never mention Lohan's name either. International Business Times posted a copy of the complaint and it is extremely easy to disprove many things. What's left in the game is the bratty, spoiled, self-centered starlet with an eating disorder. Does Lohan *really* want to go down that road of trying to claim she owns the trademark of a train wreck starlet? Incidentally, there was no precedent set with the E-Trade case. The ad was for the Superbowl and it was shown and they agreed not to show it again out of court. TMZ says they think there was more to the settlement, but they didn't have any evidence of a cash settlement or such.
      Louis MacKenzie
      • 5 Months Ago
      She just need to switch to porno already. Should have done that as soon as she turned legal.
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Louis MacKenzie
        Have you seen recent pictures of her? She literally looks like she fell down some stairs and got all bruised and cut up. She had some facial looks when she was young but even just at 28 she looks horrible. http://www.dailymail.co.Uk/tvshowbiz/article-2678377/Lindsay-Lohan-sports-painful-looking-cuts-bruises-legs-steps-solo-28th-birthday.html
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