Anyone would be flattered to be made into a character in a popular video game….but not Lindsay Lohan.
On July 2, which just so happens to be Lohan’s birthday, the Mean Girls actress filed a lawsuit against the makers of Grand Theft Auto V, the 5th installment of the entertaining video game. The 28-year-old claimed that the company, Take-Two Interactive Software Inc, features a character in the game with the same image and voice as hers. Allegedly, the character, Lacy Kunis-a ditzy redhead/blonde, was created in Lohan’s likeness without her permission or knowledge.
The suit that was filed at the Manhattan Supreme Court, said:
“The portraits of the Plaintiff (Lohan) incorporated her image, likeness, clothing, outfits, Plaintiff’s clothing line products, ensemble in the form of hats, hairstyle, sunglasses, [and] jean shorts worn by the Plaintiff that were for sale to the public at least two years before the game was released.”
As if that isn’t enough, the game also features the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, the hotel where she lived in 2012 and ran up an unpaid bill of $46,000.
The Kunis character can be seen running out of an alley from the paparazzi, where she bumps into a man on a motorcycle. She asks the biker, “Can you give me a ride past them, please? I’m hardly wearing any makeup. This is a disaster. I’m so f—ing fat. How’s my hair? Do I look cute?”
When he doesn’t recognize her, she screams:
“I’m really famous. I didn’t do anything. This is my commute!”
A spokesman for Take-Two refused to comment on the lawsuit, stating:
“It is our company policy not to comment on legal matters.”
The fact that they didn’t dispute the likeness between the Kunis character and Lohan, probably means that there is some truth to the claim.
What do you think about Lohan’s video game lawsuit?