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Lindsay Lohan Loses Appeal Of Grand Theft Auto V Lawsuit

March 30, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Grand Theft Auto V

Lindsay Lohan has lost the appeal of her loss in a lawsuit against Take-Two over Grand Theft Auto V. CNet reports that the New York State court of appeals rejected Lohan’s appeal of her loss in the lawsuit, in which Lohan claimed the company appropriated her image for a character in the game.

The court rejected Lohan’s appeal by a 6-0 vote, saying that Take-Two Interactive Software Inc’s depictions were “nothing more than cultural comment,” and thus the company owed Lohan no damages. Lohan pointed to the “actress/singer” Lacey Jonas, who hides from paparazzi in the game, as a clear reference to her.

In the decision, Judge Eugene Fahey said that while a computer image or avatar may constitute a “portrait” to support an invasion of privacy claim under New York civil rights law, GTA’s presentation that Lohan objected to was merely a generic “twenty something” woman without suggestion that it was Lohan.

Fahey wrote, “The amended complaint was properly dismissed because the artistic renderings are indistinct, satirical representations of the style, look, and persona of a modern, beach-going young woman that are not reasonably identifiable as plaintiff.”

The court also dismissed claims against Take-Two by Karen Gravano in a separate but similar claim. Gravano is the star of reality series Mob Wives and claimed that a character in the game was based on her.

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