Lindsay Lohan to Sue GTA V Makers for Using Her Likeness in GameBy: Erika Watts - December 2, 2013
According to TMZ, Lindsay Lohan is suing the makers of Grand Theft Auto V for using her likeness in the game. TMZ says that their sources tell them Lohan is expecting “serious money” from Rockstar for using her likeness in the game. Neither Lohan nor Rockstar have commented on the situation so far.
Fans of GTA V have been scrambling to figure out exactly which character Lohan believes Rockstar modeled after her. So far, two characters with a similar likeness or background have been mentioned. The first character is featured on the cover of the game (see below) and the other character is a celebrity that has problems with her parents and the paparazzi. Considering the latter character is minor, it’s probably safe to assume Lohan’s lawsuit is referring to the cover character based on her compensation expectations.
Check out the photos below of the character in GTA V that looks most like Lohan and then an image of Lohan. Do you think the character is clearly based on Lohan? Respond below.
One thing that may very well kill Lohan’s chances for any compensation from Rockstar–assuming TMZ’s sources pan out–is the fact that another woman says that she was inspiration for the character in the photo above. According to NowGamer, model Shelby Welinder said that she was hired to model for the game.
“I worked for R* and signed a release that said I’d be listed in the game credits,” Welinder said. Welinder also shared an image of an invoice that proves Rockstar Games paid her. See a video Welinder posted to her Vine account to see which woman you think most resembles the GTA V character in question.
Welinder has mentioned Lohan’s alleged lawsuit on Twitter and seems amused that Lohan could possibly think her likeness was used.
After looking at some other Twitter comments regarding the Lindsay Lohan/GTA V issue, it appears that other people are quite amused (and confused) by the lawsuit as well.[Images via YouTube]