‘Mob Wives’ Actress Suing Rockstar Games Over GTA 5 For Making Character Based On Her Life

It's said the truth is sometimes stranger than fiction, and towards that end, the daughter of a mafia kingpin is accusing Rockstar Games of having used her story without her permission in Grand Theft Auto V. Her name is Karen Gravano, daughter of Salvatore Gravano (otherwise known as Sammy the Bull) and former star of the reality show Mob Wives.

Gravano filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court on Monday claiming that Rockstar Games ripped off her image and real-life story to create the in-game character Antonia Bottino and the incidents surrounding her.

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"Notwithstanding the fact that plaintiff has the utmost respect for the writers and creators of the Grand Theft Auto V video gamer... her story is unique and hers to tell," the filing states, according to Daily News.

In the game, Bottino gets rescued by one of the main characters after she's buried alive off the side of a dirt road. She then recounts how her father became the target of a murder charge, which forced he and his family to bounce around safe houses. Eventually he would become a snitch, making enemies along the way.

Gravano is seeking $20 million in compensation plus another $20 million in punitive damages.

Via:  Daily News

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