Skip to main content
  1. Tech
  2. Gadgets & Tech
  3. Tech Gear

Lindsay Lohan believes 'GTA V' imagery treads too close to her likeness

See also

Actress -- though we use the term loosely -- Lindsay Lohan is considering a lawsuit against Rockstar Games, over imagery in Grand Theft Auto v, the latest release in the franchise. The report came via TMZ and Forbes, on Sunday.

The video game was released in mid-September, on multiple platforms.

There aren't any details yet, and the report should be assumed to be a rumor, for now. However, TMZ is usually pretty accurate.

For now, the reason behind any proposed legal action is pure speculation. However, TMZ believes that Lohan may be upset about a pair of paparazzi missions in the game. One of the missions features a supposed Lohan lookalike who attempts to avoid the paparazzi; the second asks the player to filming a sex tape at a hotel that resembles the Chateau Marmont.

Game footage showing the offensive (to Lohan) imagery is available, embedded.

Those familiar with Lohan's antics will recall that not only does the actress frequent the hotel, she once lived there.

There is speculation that the blond woman on the game's cover (above) could be an image of Lohan. However, Kotaku has claimed that the model for the image is model Shelby Welinder.

Naturally, just because Lohan sought the advice of her attorneys doesn't necessarily mean that the actress (again, loosely used) will take the case to court. We have seen that the caseload of a Lohan lawyer is generally full of other, more pressing issues, such as actual criminal cases.

Grand Theft Auto V raked in a $1 billion in sales in its first three days on the market. That made the game the (at least for now) fastest selling video game of all time, and giving Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games, another major hit.


Don't Miss

  • The Crew
    'The Crew' exclusive: New details on racing types, open-world, seamlessness and more
    Games Exclusive
  • Dirty hands
    Find out how to clean the gross gadgets you carry with you all the time
    Tech Buzz
  • Civ
    Need to catch up on 'Sid Meier's Civilization'? Here is everything you need to know
    Games Feature
  • Contact lenses
    Google applies for patent for what could be the Google Glass successor
    Tech News
  • Upcoming
    These are 2014's biggest PS4, Xbox One and Wii U games
    Games Feature
  • Microscope
    A brilliant doctor invents a microscope that can be created for less than 50 cents

Related Videos:

  • Twitter
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518177595" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Facebook rolls out 'Nearby Friends'
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518200234" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Web App for Instacart
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518176567" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!