Lawyer.com Spokesperson Lindsay Lohan Just Lost Her Lawsuit Against ‘Grand Theft Auto’
Rockstar's controversial Grand Theft Auto game series is known for lampooning modern celebrity culture. But, much like "fetch," it looks like Lindsay Lohan's lawsuit—in which she alleged that a character in one of the games was based on her persona—is simply never going to happen.
On Thursday (March 29), a panel of judges in New York's highest court tossed out Lohan's request to revive her invasion of privacy lawsuit against the game publishers, Take-Two Interactive, ruling that the character in question looks no different than any "beach-going young woman, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
"The artistic renderings are indistinct, satirical representations of the style, look and persona of a modern, beach-going young woman that are not reasonably identifiable as [Lohan]," the panel ruled, unanimously, adding, "The...character simply is not recognizable as [Lohan] in as much as a generic artistic depiction of a ‘twenty something’ woman without any particular identifying physical characteristics."
Back in 2014, the Mean Girls star filed a suit against Rockstar and Take-Two Interactive, alleging that "Lacey Jonas," a bikini-clad character in the game GTA V and who also appears on the game's cover, was based on her likeness.
Lohan claimed that the "look-alike" character not only looked like her, but that the avatar also referenced her role in Mean Girls, as well as her time spent living at the Chateau Marmont hotel in 2012.
In September 2016, however, an appeals court determined that Lohan's privacy hadn't been violated as neither her name nor portrait was used in the game, citing New York Civil Rights Law § 51.
Maybe next time, Lohan can consult with her Lawyer.com colleagues. She is, after all, the company's new spokesperson.