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Former 'Mob Wives' star Karen Gravano sues for $40 million

Former 'Mob Wives' star Karen Gravano has gone to court to sue for an astounding $40 million. The NY Daily News reported on Thursday, Feb. 25, that Karen has filed a lawsuit against the makers of the video game “Grand Theft Auto V” for basing a character on her without her permission.

TV personality Karen Gravano attends the Girl Power Tribute to Mona Scott-Young at Bar Millie at the Carlton Hotel on February 27, 2012 in New York City.
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The character that Karen believes is based on her is Antonia Bottino, whose father, former Gambetti family underboss Sammy (Sonny) Bottino, became a snitch. The online synopsis for the game states that Antonia and her family was forced to move from town to town to remain safe.

Karen's own father, Salvatore (Sammy the Bull) Gravano, was a Gambino underboss who snitched, helping to bring down famed mob boss John Gotti.

In what may be the most obvious reference to Karen, the character Antonia is not allowed to join a TV show called “Wise B***hes."

The former reality TV star wants $20 million in compensation and $20 million in punitive damages.

Karen recently encouraged her fans to take chances.

"Life is too short not to take chances!!!! don't be afraid to be you," she posted on Instagram, along with a pic of an inspiring message.

Karen is certainly taking a big chance with this lawsuit!

Do you miss watching Karen Gravano on "Mob Wives" or do you think the show is better without her?

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