Lohan loses video game lawsuit

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Lindsay Lohan loses appeal against GTA 5 using her “likeness” in-game

The GTA V character in question, Lacey Jones, described herself as an "actress slash singer" and the "voice of a generation".

The case then went up another step on the appellate ladder - with the Motion Picture Association of America, the Entertainment Software Association, and the American Booksellers Association supporting Take-Two's position against Lohan. Lohan said that the game's widely distributed promotional, box and disc art (one sample is above) was such a portrait, used without her written consent.

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The beancounters at Rockstar Games can rest easy, the Court of Appeals in NY has firmly shot down Lindsay Lohan's lawsuit against the publisher.

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The Court of Appeals disagreed with her in their ruling.

In Thursday's decision, a judge said a computer image, or avatar, may constitute a "portrait" to support an invasion of privacy claim under NY civil rights law. A panel of five judges decided in 2016 that since Rockstar isn't explicitly using Lohan to sell the game they're in the clear. "Here, the Jonas character simply is not recognizable as plaintiff inasmuch as it merely is a generic artistic depiction of a "twenty something" woman without any particular identifying physical characteristics", the court's opinion states. As to no surprise Lohan chose to appeal the ruling. According to her lawyers, Lacey Jonas is an "unequivocal" representation of Lindsay. She also filed a defamation lawsuit against Pitbull in 2013 over the song "Give Me Everything", in which the rapper says, "So, I'm tip-toein', to keep flowin', I got it locked up, like Lindsay Lohan".

In view of the above, the Court of Appeals has concluded that the case was rightfully dismissed in 2014.

The court also rejected a claim that another GTA V character was based on the reality TV star Karen Gravano on similar grounds.

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