Published Sep 02, 2016Actress Lindsay Lohan filed a lawsuit alleging that Grand Theft Auto V developers Rockstar Games had based a game character on her. Now, the case has been thrown out of court.
The Register reports that Lohan's case, filed two years ago, claimed that character Lacey Jonas' appearance and actions were "substantially similar" to her own.
"It is unequivocal that the Plaintiff was the intended referent in the GTA V game by using her likenesses, portraits, and voice solely to advertise the game for trade purposes and by specifically announcing the Plaintiff's name in the media as a 'Lindsay Lohan look-alike side mission' at least two months before the release of the game purely to promote, hype the game to attract sales of the defendants video game," read the complaint.
On Thursday (September 1), the court ruled that Lohan had no case, as her name was never used and the character's depiction doesn't bear an exact resemblance. "This video game's unique story, characters, dialogue, and environment, combined with the player's ability to choose how to proceed in the game, render it a work of fiction and satire," the ruling read.
Other internet sleuths have likened the appearance of Lacey Jonas' appearance to Fergie and Kate Upton.