Lindsay Lohan's GTA 5 Lawsuit Is a Bid for Attention, Take-Two Says
Rockstar Games parent company says the lawsuit was "filed for publicity purposes."
Actress Lindsay Lohan's lawsuit against Rockstar Games parent company Take-Two Interactive over Grand Theft Auto V was nothing more than a bid to gain attention, the publisher says. Lohan's lawsuit, filed in court last month, claims GTA V uses her likeness without permission.
But in court papers published this week and seen by The Associated Press, Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games argue that the case is without merit. They maintain that it was "filed for publicity purposes," and are hoping to see the case dismissed. They also want the Mean Girls actress to cover their legal fees.
The Associated Press could not reach Lohan's lawyer.
Lohan's lawsuit says the GTA V character Lacey Jonas is an "unequivocal" reference to her. She further claims that her entire images (including her voice and clothing styles) were used without permission in GTA V. For its part, Take-Two says Lohan's voice, name, and likeness are not used in the game, and the Jonas character resembles Lohan only as far as she is a young, blonde woman.
GTA V launched in September 2013, generating over $1 billion in revenue in just 72 hours. The game has since shipped 34 million copies on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 alone. Sales are likely to only increase further, as the game is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC this fall.
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