Former actress Lindsay Lohan filed a lawsuit against Rockstar Games, the creators of Grand Theft Auto, alleging that they had used her likeness without her consent. The character in question, Lacey Jonas, is a bikini-clad blonde woman who appears in the game and promotional material. Lohan's legal team claimed that the character wore similar clothes, posed in Lohan's signature peace sign, and even used a photo of her from 2007 as inspiration. However, a panel of judges ultimately rejected Lohan's application, stating that the character was a satirical representation and not recognizable as Lohan specifically. Lohan is not the only person to have gone after Rockstar Games for a character resembling them, as reality TV star Karen Graven also filed a lawsuit in 2014, which was also dismissed.
Grand Theft Auto V, released in 2013, has become the best-selling console and PC game of all time, with over 170 million copies sold as of 2022. It was also the fastest game to reach $1 billion in sales.
– Likeness: The visual representation or resemblance of an individual.
– Satirical: The use of irony, sarcasm, or wit to criticize or mock someone or something.
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