Lindsay Lohan is reportedly set to take legal action against Rock Star Games, the makers of Grand Theft Auto 5, alleging they used her likeness for promotional materials, and as a Lohan-like character in the game who lives in the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, where she once lived, and who players have to protect from paparazzi, take photos of having sex, and [5,000 words on why video games are Art.]
Does the not yet official suit have any imaginary merit in the make believe court of Hypothetical Town? I’m not a lawyer, but probably not. At least one of the characters in the game said to look like Lohan is actually model Shelby Welinder, as the Daily Dot points out.
Then again, as one Twitter detective uncovered, she may have a better case than any of us thought:
Lindsay Lohan is suing the makers of GTA V, claiming that they stole her likeness for a character. She is 100% right. pic.twitter.com/fzO3JJVUJq
— Brian Altano (@agentbizzle) December 2, 2013