tech2 News StaffJul 03, 2014 12:13:56 IST
Lindsay Lohan is suing the makers of the "Grand Theft Auto" video games. The actress says the latest installment used her image and created a character based on her without her permission.
Lohan's lawsuit was filed Wednesday in a Manhattan court. The makers of Grand Theft Auto V, Take-Two Interactive Software and its subsidiary Rockstar Games declined to comment.
Grand Theft Auto V or GTA V was released in September. Sales topped $800 million on its first day and it was 2013's best-selling game by a mile. It's not just market success though, the game was also well received by critics and has been called by many as the best in the franchise. If she manages to win the lawsuit, Lohan could be seeking damages and the game's success will no doubt lead to a big penalty, if the infringement is proved.
Lohan's lawsuit says a character named Lacey Jonas is an "unequivocal" reference to the "Mean Girls" and "Freaky Friday" star. The suit says Lohan's image, voice and styles from her clothing line are depicted. It says the game features West Hollywood's Chateau Marmont hotel, where Lohan once lived. The character also seeks help skirting paparazzi.
With inputs from AP
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