Actress Lindsay Lohan officially filed a lawsuit against the Grand Theft Auto Rockstar Games this past week, claiming its latest title (GTA V) based the likeness of one of its characters on her.
Filed in a Manhattan court on Wednesday (July 2), the suit references an in-game character named Lacey Jonas as an “unequivocal” reference to her real life persona, citing such similarities as likeness, voice, and even a mission in which players help Lacy evade paparazzi (see below).
Docs state that Rockstar Games “incorporated her image, likeness, clothing, outfits, Plaintiff’s clothing line products, ensemble in the form of hats, hair style, sunglasses, jean shorts worn by Plaintiff that were for sale to the public at least two years before the Defendant’s release of the GTA V game.”
The game reportedly earned $1 billion dollars in revenue in the first month release alone.
Lindsay’s suit is not the first time, she’s taken others to court alleging that others were making money off her image. In 2010, she sued E*Trade over a Super Bowl commercial that made mention of “that milkaholic Lindsay”; and in 2011, she sued rapper Pitbull for using her name in a lyric of the song “Give Me Everything Tonight.”