We all heard about gaming companies suing each other, but here?s a new development in lawsuits in the gaming industry.
Apparently, Lindsay Lohan sued Rockstar Games over the use of her alleged image in ?Grand Theft Auto V.? The suit claims that a certain character in the game, Lacey Jonas, is an ?equivocal? reference to Lindsay Lohan.
How is that possible?
According to the lawsuit, it is a depiction of the lifestyle that Lindsay Lohan has. It means the character is running away from paparazzi and lives in a Hotel that resembles Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood which Lindsay Lohan lived in for a definite time. Additionally, the character allegedly has the image, voice, and style of the clothing line, as Lohan. ?Basically, the use of these things without the permission of Lohan made her file the lawsuit.
Lacey Jonas is the pretty blonde chick that is featured on the cover of GTA V. But seriously, people who have seen the cover would never think of Lindsay Lohan the first time they look at the cover. A?Shelby Welinder “came out” to ?gamers more than a year ago just to let them know who the featured cover girl is modelled from. But, even though she presented evidence that she?s the girl from the cover, Lindsay Lohan is still pushing her luck.
There were rumors of this lawsuit last year?and?I guess they really paid attention this time. The report was made by TMZ back in December 2013 saying that the lawyers of Lindsay Lohan is preparing the papers in drafting a lawsuit. Still, there are no words of what Lindsay Lohan wants to recover from the lawsuit. With the success of GTA V and the recent reports that TMZ made, ?she probably wants a ?D?, ?a ?Double king-sized bed of cash?.
Rockstar Games did not bother to comment about the issue as of now, but it would be pretty interesting to know where this is going.
Photo By Christopher Macsurak (Lindsay Lohan) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons