Another celebrity is suing the developer of “Grand Theft Auto 5.” According to a report from Game Planet on Feb. 27, Karen Gravano will be filing a lawsuit against Rockstar Games for using her likeliness and personal story without permission.
The campaign mode of “GTA 5” features a fictional character named Antonia Bottino. Players are tasked for rescuing the daughter of Sonny Bottino, a former gangster turned informant, from being buried alive. According to Karen Gravano, the plot from the game resembles her real-life story as her father also became an informant. You can find some screens from the video game with the gallery embedded to the left of this article and a snippet of the lawsuit below:
Notwithstanding the fact that plaintiff has the utmost respect for the writers and creators of the Grand Theft Auto V video game…her story is unique and is hers to tell.
Karen Gravano, who is a former star of the “Mob Wives” reality television series, will be joining Lindsay Lohan when it comes to suing Rockstar Games. The latter is also filing a lawsuit for having her likeliness and story being used without permission.
Similar to the previous games in the “Grand Theft Auto” series, “GTA 5” mocks American culture. The sequel is set in a fictional city known as Los Santos, which is based on Los Angeles. The celebrity parodies may have gotten Rockstar Games in trouble this time around, however.
“GTA 5” is one of the best-selling games in history with more than 32.5 million copies sold on the PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles so far.