Celebrity Lindsay Lohan renewed her lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive for their Grand Theft Auto V title by filing a new 67-page-long complaint. Lohan is suing Take-Two Interactive simply because she believes her likenesses were used without permission in regards to the character Lacey Jonas.
Lohan opens up her long-winded complaint by nobly talking about celebrities, actors, singers, and athletes and how their likenesses and personas should be better defended from misuse of any kind.
In response to the lawsuit, Take-Two Interactive demanded swift dismissal by referring to it as “so legally meritless that it lacks any good-faith basis and can only have been filed for publicity purposes.”
Whether or not this is true honestly remains up to personal opinion, because this is likely a comment that will not be directly responded to.
However, Lohan’s lawyers challenged Take-Two Interactive with 45 pages of pictures collectively making up the complaint that a blond woman in a bikini featured within Grand Theft Auto V is “a look-alike model” who represents Lindsay Lohan’s “persona and image”, and that the woman very nearly imitates a picture of Lohan taken back in 2007.
The comparison between what’s used or referenced in video games and profitable art has been made by Lohan’s lawyers, where they have stated:
“The Defendants were in the business of selling games as opposed to artists displaying artwork in galleries for profit where unauthorized images or portraits of individuals were reproduced in limited editions as opposed to the mass production for commercial promotion and financial gain.”
Take-Two Interactive has defended themselves appropriately, seemingly only to repeat a cycle in which Lohan’s lawyers bring up another apparent reference to Lohan from any Grand Theft Auto V-related merchandise.
While this lawsuit does seem somewhat odd and maybe even pointless, the tenacity of the plaintiff’s side is evident. Leave a comment down below and share what you think of this lawsuit in general!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter