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Lindsay Lohan sues 'Grand Theft Auto V' over a character likeness in the game

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Lindsay Lohan attends Gabrielle's Gala at Old Billingsgate Market on May 7, 2014 in London, England. Gabrielle's Gala is an annual fundraiser in aid of Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer.
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Lindsay Lohan is making headlines again. This time it isn’t for her partying behavior either. Lindsay is suing the maker of “Grand Theft Auto V.” Lindsay alleges that they used her likeness without her permission.

Lindsay believes that the character, Lacey Jonas, from the game “Grand Theft Auto V” was based on her image. On Wednesday, she filed a lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. and its subsidiaries, Rockstar Games and Rockstar North, in a Manhattan court.

CNN reports that according to the lawsuit, Lindsay believes that the game makers "incorporated her image, likeness, clothing, outfits, Plaintiff's clothing line products, ensemble in the form of hats, hair style, sunglasses, jean shorts worn by Plaintiff that were for sale to the public at least two years before the Defendant's release of the Grand Theft Auto V game."

Another feature of the game that Lindsay has issues with is the hotel Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood. Lindsay used to live there during the summer of 2012. Reports say that the hotel banned her from coming back because she ran up a $46,000 bill and she didn't pay it.

In the game, the Lacy character is trying to flee from the paparazzi. A car pulls up and she hollers at the driver. “Hey you get over here. S***, did you see them? I am in danger. You can’t just leave me here! Can you give me a ride past them, PLEASE!? I'm hardly wearing any makeup. This is a disaster. I'm so f-----g fat. How's my hair? Do I look cute?”

According to the NY Daily News, the only comment from Take-Two spokesperson, Alan Lewis gave was, “It is our company policy not to comment on legal matters.”

Lindsay isn’t a stranger to filing lawsuits against people and companies when she sees any resemblance to herself. She sued E*Trade for a commercial they played during the Super Bowl. Apparently, in the commercial, they mentioned, “That milkaholic Lindsay.” She sued them for $100 million in damages. In September, they settled the lawsuit by paying her a "confidential sum" MTV reports. They paid her a “confidential sum,” MTV reports. She also sued rapper Pitbull for mentioning her name in the song, “Give Me Everything Tonight.” According to the Hollywood reporter, that lawsuit was dismissed.

Do you think that the character is really based on Lindsay, or is she just looking to make headlines and maybe some easy cash? Tell us your thoughts below in the comments section.

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