In Lindsay Lohan’s latest legal battle, it’s all about Grand Theft Auto. Nope, it’s not another crime she committed — this time, it’s actually about the video game.
According to TMZ, Lindsay is suing the makers of Grand Theft Auto V for using her image without her permission. Linds is pissed that certain characters in the game seem to be based on her likeness and her personality — and not in a positive way, either.
And sources have told TMZ that “Lindsay’s lawyers are currently crafting a lawsuit” that could win her a nice pile cash from Rockstar Games for her troubles.
So what’s Lindsay’s beef? The game largely takes place in Vinewood, the game’s version of Hollywood, so celebrities abound, and many of them kinda behave like LiLo. For example, one of them asks for the player’s help in escaping the paparazzi. And another is hanging out at a hotel that appears to be based on West Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont, where Lindsay used to live, where the player is supposed to catch a photo of the Lindsay-lookalike having sex.
We have a feeling that Lindsay could be taking this a tad too personally — the characters in the game appear to be a more generic embodiment of typical celebrity partiers than any specific person… although the whole hotel thing is a little sketchy.
Do you think Lindsay’s actually got a case here, or is this destined to be thrown out in court? Let us know what you think!