Lindsay Lohan to sue over GTA 5

Mean Girls actress claims Rockstar Games used her image without permission; is demanding "serious money."

Mean Girls and The Parent Trap actress Lindsay Lohan is planning to sue Rockstar Games, claiming the developer used her image without permission for Grand Theft Auto V.

That's according to a TMZ report, which claims Lohan's lawyers are in the process of drafting a lawsuit against Rockstar Games that demands "serious money."

No official lawsuit has been filed yet, so it is unclear which part or component of GTAV featured a likeness that Lohan claims is similar to her own.

TMZ points out that GTAV's box art features a woman holding a cellphone who somewhat resembles Lohan. The game also features a mission that has players taking home a Lohan-esque character to escape the paparazzi.

GTAV also features a mission at a hotel resembling Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood--a place where Lohan visits often and lived for a period of time.

We've reached out to Rockstar Games and parent company Take-Two Interactive for comment.

If Lohan does indeed sue Rockstar over GTAV, her lawsuit would not be the first the game has faced legal action since its record-setting launch in September. Rapper Daz Dillinger accused Rockstar in October of using two of his songs in the game without permission, demanding that Rockstar give him more money for the songs or destroy all remaining unsold copies of GTAV.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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Zaro7
Zaro7

Poor Trevor being compared with that "woman".

biggestnewb
biggestnewb

people make a huge amount of money, there will always be leeches to try get it from you

Randomisrandom
Randomisrandom

The Judge holds the picture in his hand and looks at Lohan. Then, he looks back at the picture - then back to Lohan - back at the picture - Back to Lohan - Back at the picture.... 


"Nope"

*Hammer knocks on wood*

"Case closed"

Keitha313
Keitha313

I've heard about Lindsay Lohan but I've never watched a single one of her films, perhaps this is why she is wanting to pull out all these law-suits out her ass.

Hopefully if there is any justice in this world she will get told to F off go back to her drug habits and stop making pointless news headlines, why couldn't it of been her instead or Paul Walker or Heath Ledger.

daveg1
daveg1

shes still high if she thinks she looks like that..

vscott453
vscott453

No you coke sniffing, broke, gold digging train wreck. I don't see any pimples on her. That's Jennifer Aniston.

skipper847
skipper847

RockStar Ate My Hamster im going to sue.

keepclearx
keepclearx

Silly cow is just trying to get a few million, looks nothing like that ugly self centered bitch. poor rockstar lol 

grove12345
grove12345

Looks like Carmen Electra Blonde

med12
med12

I thought that was Kate Upton

coak
coak

I really hope Rockstar can shush her by providing image of the female they did use for the look. I can think of at least ten actresses in Hollywood that, that photo looks like; none of which are Lindsey Lohan. I mean we wouldn't really be able to tell if it was Lohan, unless the girl in the photo was smiling -- if she had missing teeth, black gums and was drooling -- then we'd know it was Lohan (meth-mouth). 

danmack888
danmack888

Oh, please. Lindsay Lohan WISHES she resembled the girl in that picture. The only similarity they have is that they've both got phones.

Nyrex
Nyrex

She is suing the wrong company, Freckle Bitches was in Saints Row.. DUH!

NeleNel
NeleNel

Did they forget to put a line of cocaine in front of her? Then it would be Lohan.

TruSake
TruSake

Then The Price is Right should sue as well, GTA stole their font!

Poidad
Poidad

this is the whole ellen page thing all over again.

jcknapier711
jcknapier711

The drawing looks more like Alicia Silverstone.

Vylsith
Vylsith

You would think artistic license would make this a non-issue unless it slanders her in some way.

quickshooterMk2
quickshooterMk2

she can try to sue all she wants 

she won't get a cent out of rockstar 


she only is going to get hate from fans and probably semen in her face from a stalker too 

angrycreep
angrycreep

these are people who are barely  working, and are not making any money, and they want to make money the easy way, by suing and trying t o make a quick buck. Lindsay Lohan and  Rapper Daz Dillinger who i have never heard in my life before today, should stop smoking crap, and probably go and apply for welfare, if they are that desperate for quick money.

souther_hill
souther_hill

I just can't believe all this abnormal crap anymore. Either these failed celebrities are jealous that a video game is better then their whole careers, either they DESPERATELY want money like there's no tomorrow, or both. My God at times I really feel this world is spiraling down to total idiocy. 

toshineon
toshineon

For all you non-rich and people, here's a basic translation into regular english: "I'm poor and too lazy to earn money by doing actual work, so I'll just sue this random company that happens to host a picture of a girl that may be me or may be someone else, my appearance isn't that unique" - Lindsay Lohan

CTBradums
CTBradums

I never once thought she looked like Lohan. I thought it almost kinda maybe looked like Cameron Diaz a tiny bit, but other than that...it's a generic blonde white girl in a bikini. Lohan's movies have flopped and she's trying to sue for cashgrabs, just like every other failing celebrity in modern history. As soon as something in the entertainment/media industry makes a bankload of money, some washed-up celebrity tries to sue it.

RedLegZeff
RedLegZeff

Hmm, so i'm not the only one who confused her with trevor.

RobDev
RobDev

the only character that comes to mind is Chop.

granola_goodnes
granola_goodnes

I think someone need more money to fuel her drug habit.

varunviii
varunviii

@coak I hope that lawsuit is dismissed and that cow is fined big time for filing frivolous lawsuits.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

@Poidad That rendition looks exactly like Ellen Paige.  I actually thought it was Ellen Paige until I read that it isn't(supposedly).


Lindsay Lohan looks nothing like the box art.  I think Paige's complaint is legit, and this Lohan thing is ridiculous. 

sirchick
sirchick

@Vylsith it does and the court will probably throw the case out of court. She will spend all that money to sue Rockstar only to find out she lost.


But more publicity for GTA  specially controversy is perfect for GTA.

sirchick
sirchick

@angrycreep just because you have never heard of Daz does not mean his had no legitimate case to sue. He had a good case to sue and GTA we're in the wrong there for sure.


This Lohan on the other hand the court probably won't even take it seriously.

BlackDiamond81
BlackDiamond81

@angrycreep LOL, u sir are an idiot. Daz was instrumental in the Death Row's production. He has produced and been on songs with I dunno...2Pac, Snoop Dogg, T.I. Jay-Z etc. I doubt he is broke and trying to get an easy payday from this. They used his music on West Coast Classics without his consent which is wrong. If you can't see that then you are pretty dense.

jeremiah06
jeremiah06

@angrycreep Except that Daz has an actual case... They did use his music without his consent... 

WolfgarTheQuiet
WolfgarTheQuiet

@souther_hill umm the world is going down, look at all the sheeple around you, believing government and mainstream meadia while they lies to us together, holywood is there for a reason, keep people from asking the real questions, keep them occupied with stuff, one thing i loved about GTA V was its exposure of the real government, who owns it and how it operates, plus all the stuff about drones and all that

vscott453
vscott453

It's a joke.... Wait that doesn't look like Kate Upton at all. See how this works.