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Lindsey Lohan sues Grand Theft Auto makers over look-alike character

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 03 July, 2014, 9:10pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 03 July, 2014, 9:12pm
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Actress Lindsay Lohan has filed a lawsuit against the makers of Grand Theft Auto V, claiming they used her likeness for one of the characters in the popular video game.

Lohan filed the civil suit with the state Supreme Court in New York on Wednesday, her 28th birthday. The suit alleges that Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive's use of a character named Lacey Jonas is an "unequivocal" reference to the Mean Girls and The Parent Trap actress.

The Jonas character appears in the game hiding behind a car from paparazzi before asking one of the main characters for a ride. "Please, I'm hardly wearing any makeup," the Jonas character says.

Later, Jonas gets frustrated when the main character doesn't recognise her. "I'm really famous! I didn't do anything - this is my average commute," she says, as they evade photographers.

"The portraits of the plaintiff (Lohan) incorporated her image, likeness, clothing, outfits, plaintiff's clothing line products, ensemble in the form of hats, hair style, sunglasses, jean shorts worn by the plaintiff that were for sale to the public at least two years," the suit said, according to Forbes.

Take-Two Interactive said it does not comment on legal matters. Neither Rockstar Games nor Lohan or her representatives could be reached for comment.