Lindsay Lohan Loses Lawsuit Against ‘Grand Theft Auto’ Creators
Better luck next time.
After months of unnecessary deliberation, a New York state appeals court has dismissed that outrageous lawsuit filed by Lindsay Lohan alleging Grand Theft Auto V featured a character modeled off of the 30-year old actress.
A suit was filed against publisher Take-Two back in 2014, where the Mean Girls star insisted the fictional “Los Santos” featured a peace-sign using actress whose digital life was way too similar to her very own.
“It is unequivocal that the Plaintiff was the intended referent in the GTA V game by using her likenesses, portraits, and voice solely to advertise the game for trade purposes and by specifically announcing the Plaintiff’s name in the media as a ‘Lindsay Lohan look-alike side mission’ at least two months before the release of the game purely to promote, hype the game to attract sales of the defendants video game,” read the complaint.
Ultimately, the five-judge panel came to a ruling that despite belief video game personality “Lacey Jones” was styled and depicted to be a representation of Lohan, the lack of direct name reference or exact facial features led to the notion of First Amendment protection.
“This video game’s unique story, characters, dialogue, and environment, combined with the player’s ability to choose how to proceed in the game, render it a work of fiction and satire,” the court said in its official decision.
And just like that, justice is restored to the world.