Lindsay Lohan 'sued for publicity', claim Grand Theft Auto makers
Rockstar Games rebuts suit alleging infringement of image rights and privacy by dismissing similarities between actor and character, and alleges Lohan is simply seeking publicity.
Lindsay Lohan has been accused of seeking publicity by the makers of Grand Theft Auto after the actor sued, claiming the video game breaches her image rights. Take-Two Interactive Software and subsidiary Rockstar Games described the suit as frivolous and demanded that a New York judge dismiss Lohan’s case, which was filed in July over an alleged likeness to the character Lacey Jonas.
“Lindsay Lohan complains that her image and persona have been wrongfully used by Take-Two in the video game Grand Theft Auto V, but her claim is so legally meritless that it lacks any good-faith basis, and can only have been filed for publicity purposes,” the defendants said in court papers filed on 20 August. They also noted that Lohan recently lost a legal battle against the rapper Pitbull for using her name in lyrics, and argued that the two cases were similar.
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Lacey Jonas is described as a famous actor and minor character in Grand Theft Auto V, which was released in September 2013. Players meet Jonas in an alley in downtown “Vinewood” where she is hiding from the paparazzi. She asks to be driven home and, during the ride, Jonas complains about the problems of being famous and reveals she is anorexic. The character bears a strong physical resemblance to Lohan, especially on the front cover of the Grand Theft Auto game, where the character appears holding a mobile phone.
In the lawsuit, which was filed at the New York supreme court, Lohan claimed Rockstar used her voice, image and outfits from her clothing label without permission. She cited the game’s inclusion of Chateau Marmont Hotel in West Hollywood, where the actor once lived, as evidence of image rights violation and claimed unspecified damages on grounds of privacy.
Take Two argues the only similarity between Lohan and Jonas is that both are young, blonde women.
Lindsay Lohan ‘Still Prefers Women’ Despite Rumors Of New Boyfriend, Friend Claims
Lindsay Lohan’s rep has denied recent reports that she was in a relationship with older man Patrick Mahony, saying, “It is not true. She is single.” But that’s only half of the reason why the story was false, RadarOnline.com has learned. According to an insider, Lohan still prefers to date women!
“She is single, that is true,” a source close to Lohan tells Radar exclusively. “But don’t expect Lindsay to get into a relationship with a man anytime soon. Lindsay prefers women over men.”
“She was in several relationships with some really high-profile women and she prefers to be with women any day over men,” the source tells Radar.
Indeed, though Lohan claims she is “straight,” she’s said, “I like being in a relationship with a man, but there’s something just different about it with a woman. … I have made out with girls and had a relationship with girls.”
When asked about her trysts with such high-profile women as Samantha Ronson, the source told Radar, “Lindsay likes men for sex. She is definitely open about this. But when it comes to her romantic side, Lindsay loves women.”
Do you think Lindsay should date women or men? (oh RADAR, never change)
Things seem to be going well for Lindsay Lohan.
Not only is she set to star in David Mamet's play, Speed The Plow, she's also gracing one of three limited edition covers for next month's issue of trendy magazine, Wonderland.
With the coverline reading: 'I can't help that I'm so popular,' a classic line from her famous movie, Mean Girls, it seems the actress is back to her confident best.
Lohan appears to be thrilled with her latest cover and simply tweeted: 'thank you @wonderlandmag.'
The star is set to make her London theatre debut in just a few weeks.
And clearly excited, the redhead took to her Instagram account on Monday and shared a photo of herself during rehearsals, alongside a couple of colleagues.
Underneath the snap, she wrote: 'Rehearsals!!! #SpeedThePlow with my wonderful cast mates! It’s good to be back at work!!'
Talking exclusively to MailOnline recently, Lindsay admitted she was nervous about her role in her upcoming play.
'I think it's just the idea of when it starts, on opening night, that's what makes me the most nervous. I'll probably mess up on the first night just out of fear,' she confessed.
'I'm excited about the rehearsals, I'm going to be nervous at first obviously, even in the rehearsals.
But I think the more I get comfortable on the stage in rehearsals, the better it will be. I'm nervous for the show. I'm scared.'
The show, which is directed by Lindsay Posner, will run for a limited time at London's Playhouse Theatre from September 24.