Lindsay Lohan's Lawsuit Against Grand Theft Auto 5 Was Just Shot Down

Lindsay Lohan shaded by judges over ‘Grand Theft Auto’ suit

Lindsay Lohan shaded by judges over ‘Grand Theft Auto’ suit

Lohan also sued Fox News for making fun of her alleged cocaine use and rapper Pitbull for giving her a shout-out in his song "Feel This Moment".

Lohan could theoretically appeal to the US Supreme Court, but failing that, her case against Take-Two Interactive is likely over.

Video game Grand Theft Auto V has a blonde character who is shown in one image being frisked by a police officer and, in another, wearing a red bikini and jewellery, taking a selfie with her mobile phone and flashing a peace sign.

Lohan filed a lawsuit against Rockstar Games four years ago, saying that an in-game character Lacey Jonas (pictured above on the right, in case you were confused) was an "unequivocal" reference to herself.

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But on Thursday, New York's top court ruled that the characters didn't actually look like her. They said it did not owe Lohan any damages. "Should the court find that the various elements of the Jonas character are a recognizable likeness of Lohan, she could prevail on proving that Take-Two and Rockstar have infringed". Instead, the judges said, the in-game "actress slash singer" merely resembled a generic young woman. Not only did Lohan's 2013 defamation lawsuit fail, her lawyers were caught plagiarizing.

"These artistic renderings are indistinct, satirical representations of the style, look and persona of a modern, beach-going young woman", the court said, noting it's undisputed that the company didn't refer to Lohan in the game and didn't use a photograph of her.

From the get-go, it was apparent that Lindsay is trying to cash in from what she felt was her likeness in the game. In preparation for this appeal, numerous media organizations asked the court to reject the case in order to protect the First Amendment and artists' rights to create parodies or works loosely based on real people, according to Rolling Stone.

The court also dismissed claims against Take-Two by Karen Gravano in a separate but similar claim.

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