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GTA 5 sparks legal action from Lindsay Lohan – rumour

Monday, 2nd December 2013 00:58 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Lindsay Lohan is said to have called her legal eagles in over the alleged unauthorised use of her likeness in Grand Theft Auto 5.

TMZ cites anonymous sources for word that Lohan’s lawyers are putting together a suit over Rockstar’s supposed use of the actor’s image in the game, demanding “some serious money”.

Three instances are being cited as use of Lohan’s image. The first is a mission in which the player is asked to escort actress Lacey Jonas away from the paparazzi. The second is another mission involving photographing a red-headed actor in what seems to be a fictionalised version of the Chateau Marmont, a hotel Lohan once lived in and still visits regularly.

The third instance is the cover character, but The Daily Dot reports British actor and model Shelby Welinder has outed herself as the source, showing her Rockstar paycheque as evidence.

Should the rumour prove to be true, it may not actually result in a lawsuit, or be successful. Ellen Page recently accused Naughty Dog of “ripping off” her likeness for The Last of Us, but didn’t seem to take any legal action over it.

Thanks, PlayerAttack.

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  1. DarkElfa

    TMZ, serious Journalism…

    #1 5 months ago
  2. DeVitowned

    Isn’t parody protected under the First Amendment? I’m sure there will be an out of court settlement to satisfy the washed up whore, but any self-respecting judge should throw the case out.

    #2 5 months ago
  3. Phoenixblight

    @2

    Yeah though its a strict parody if the character in what 3 missions(?) was doing the same exact thing as Lohan or even looked like her(she didn’t) that would be grounds for suit but that is not the case.

    #3 5 months ago
  4. ctankep

    How does anyone find her attractive?
    Fat private school pigface an’ coke for brains.

    #4 5 months ago
  5. Kieran

    @4 she was you cant lie about that its a shame about her with the drink and drugs

    #5 5 months ago
  6. SuperGamerDude

    Well rehab didn’t work out did it.

    She must of took a boat-load of drugs to come up with this one.

    #6 5 months ago
  7. Logion

    I don’t think she could have picked a worse developer to try to sue. Rockstar must be pretty used to lawsuits by now?

    #7 5 months ago