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Lindsay Lohan's GTA V lawsuit against Rockstar Games has been dismissed


By Rebecca Stewart | Trends Editor

September 2, 2016 | 3 min read

Actress Lindsay Lohan has had a lawsuit against the makers popular videogame Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) dismissed by a New York state appeals court.

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan's case against GTA V has been thrown out

The Mean Girls star was was suing Rockstar Games' parent company, Take-Two Interactive Software, because she claimed that images used in the game and marketing materials of character 'Lacey Jonas' were based on a picture taken of the celebrity in 2007.

A panel of judges have, however, determined that Lohan's likeness was not used anywhere in the game or its marketing materials.

In the court documents, Lohan's team alleged that gaming giant used a "a look-alike model to evoke Lohan's persona and image."

The star also claimed that GTA V, which surpassed global sales of $1bn in the three days after its release, purposefully used Lohan's bikini, shoulder-length blonde hair, jewelry, cell phone, and "signature peace sign' pose" in one image, and used Lohan's likeness in another image by "appropriating facial features, body type, physical appearance, hair, hat, sunglasses, jean shorts, and loose white top."

Finally, Lohan claimed the gaming firm used her portraits and voice impersonation in a character that is introduced to the player in a "side mission."

All claims were thrown out by the court, with the ruling noting that Lohan's name photograph or image wasn't actually used in the game, and even if the game did base it's character on her, that because it was "a work of fiction or satire," it was allowed to do so.

Take Two Interactive had previously said it believed the actress issued the lawsuit for "publicity."

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