Lindsay Lohan Sues Rockstar Games Over Her Likeness In GTA V
Despite the fact that Grand Theft Auto V was released over nine months ago, it continues to find its way into headlines sometimes for good reasons, other times for less-than-ideal reasons. But regardless of those reasons, publicity is publicity, and I'm sure Rockstar welcomes it.
The game, which was recently announced to come to additional platforms this fall, once again finds itself in headlines today, and from an unsuspecting source: Lindsay Lohan. As it happens, a character in GTA V resembles Lohan slightly, and apparently shares a similar voice and clothes line. Generally, I write this kind of accusation off right away, but this is Rockstar we're dealing with, and it's hardly a stranger to this kind of thing - a woman on the game's cover looks very much like Kate Upton, for example.
The real Lindsay Lohan
Nonetheless, if Lohan has a case here, it'll be because the ingame character shares so much a life likeness with her. In the game, you help this character avoid the paparazzi, as well as deal with a mission inside of a hotel inspired by the Chateau Marmont, a place where Lohan once lived.
Whether or not Lohan has a case she's able to win here is hard to say, because this could be considered parody which companies and people are allowed to create - at least within reason. Hopefully we'll actually hear the end of this story, since so many stories like this tend to be forgotten about not long after they surface. What do you think? Baseless accusation, or a clear violation of Lohan's likeness?