Lohan ups lawsuit against GTA V developers

One month on from hearing Rockstar and Take-Two Interactive's response to her lawsuit, Lohan has increased her original complaint against the studios.

Lindsay Logan has replaced her original 10-page complaint against Take-Two Interactive with a new 67-page complaint over Rockstar Games’ alleged use of her likeness in Grand Theft Auto V.

Back in July, Lohan filed papers in a Manhattan court that revealed she was suing both Rockstar Games, developers, and Take-Two Interactive, publishers, for allegedly using her image, voice and styles from her clothing line for character in the record-breaking action-adventure title.

In the game, players meet Lacey Jonas in a random side mission where they must escort her back to her home whilst evading the pursuing paparazzi.

In the lawsuit, Lohan pointed out that the game also features a parody of the Chateau Marmont Hotel, where she once lived.

Take-Two and Rockstar responded back in August, calling the lawsuit “frivolous” and said that it was filed for “publicity purposes”. They want the lawsuit dismissed and for Lohan to pay their legal fees.

Now, Lohan has fired back with the new complaint, citing numerous promotional materials used for the game’s release, including posters, t-shirts mugs and advertisements in public.

According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, Lohan included a photo of the game’s disc, which features a blond model posing with a iFruit phone, pictured above, that appears to have been based on a photograph of her back in 2007.

“The Defendants were in the business of selling games as opposed to artists displaying artwork in galleries for profit where unauthorized images or portraits of individuals were reproduced in limited editions as opposed to the mass production for commercial promotions and financial gain,” the lawsuit read.

Lohan seeks damages, punitive damages, “all proceeds derived from their wrongful conduct” and restricted use of her image and likeness.

GTA V launched over a year ago on September 17th and quickly became the biggest entertainment launch in history, earning $800 million during its first 24 hours on sale.

By day 3 it broke $1 billion in sales, beating major Hollywood films such as The Avengers Assemble and Avatar.

Critically acclaimed worldwide, it won 3 BAFTA Awards, Spike TV’s VGX Game of the Year award, outsold its predecessor GTA IV, beat The Last of Us as the biggest digital release on PlayStation, and broke 7 Guinness World Records.

It has currently sold over 33 million copies worldwide.

But the success hasn’t come with controversy – something the series is not stranger to.

Back in October 2013, rapper Daz Dillinger sent a cease and desist order accusing Rockstar Games of using two of his songs – C-Walk and Nothin’ But The Cavi Hit – without his permission. Allegedly, he was offered an “offensively low” $4,271 for the songs but he refused.

He ordered Take-Two to recall and destroy all unsold copies.

And in February this year, the daughter of a 90s mobster filed a $40 million lawsuit accusing the studio of using her life story and likeness for another in-game character.

GTA V will launch to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 18th whilst a PC edition will launch on January 27th.

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