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Lindsay Lohan has filed a lawsuit against the makers of "Grand Theft Auto V," alleging they used her likeness without permission for a character in the hugely popular video game.
Lohan's lawsuit (filed in New York and attached below) alleges that Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive's use of a character named Lacey Jonas is an "unequivocal" reference to the 28-year-old actress.
The Jonas character appears in the game hiding from paparazzi and asks 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 recognize her. "I'm really famous!" she says, as they evade photographers.
For months ahead of the game's release, the complaint claims, the companies promoted the Lacey Jonas character and a side plot that must be rescued from paparazzi.
Lohan starred in the 2004 movie "Mean Girls," but in the decade since has become better known for her legal issues (including theft and reckless driving) and six rehab stints.
In 2000, Lohan sued E-Trade over a commercial that featured a "milkaholic" baby named Lindsay. Then in 2011, she filed suit against Pitbull for rapping, "So, I'm tip-toein', to keep flowin', I got it locked up, like Lindsay Lohan."
Lohan's latest lawsuit may well come down to her "rights of publicity" and whether the Jonas character is actually based on her likeness.
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