Lindsay Lohan Suing ... Over Grand Theft Auto

Says character was based on her without her permission

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 3, 2014 9:20 AM CDT

(Newser) – Lacey Jonas looks like Lindsay Lohan. She has a clothing line like Lindsay Lohan's. She dresses and accessorizes like Lindsay Lohan. She hangs out at the Chateau Marmont like Lindsay Lohan. Who is she? A character in Grand Theft Auto V, which is why Lohan is now suing the company that makes the video game, alleging her likeness was used without her permission, Forbes reports.

The Jonas character even wears "jean shorts worn by the Plaintiff that were for sale to the public at least two years," the suit amusingly claims. At one point in the game, the Los Angeles Times notes, the Jonas character hides from paparazzi; in another, she's upset that the main character doesn't recognize her and notes, "I'm really famous!" It's not clear what damages LiLo seeks, though TMZ calls it "serious money." (Lohan once sued E*Trade over its "milkaholic" baby.)

In this Jan. 20, 2014 file photo, actress Lindsay Lohan addresses reporters during a news conference at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
In this Jan. 20, 2014 file photo, actress Lindsay Lohan addresses reporters during a news conference at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
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