In July, professional meltdown artist Lindsay Lohan filed a lawsuit against Grand Theft Auto V developer Rockstar Games and publisher Take-Two Interactive for using her likeness in their open-world crime game.
At first, the lawsuit revolved around a minor character in the latest GTA, Lacey Jonas, an anorexic actress who asks your protagonists to help her dodge paparazzi. But in court documents filed yesterday, Lohan ramped up her claims, and she's now saying that Rockstar used her image not just for the in-game character but on GTA V's promotional art, discs, and other merchandise.
One of the illustrations in question:
Which, obviously, looks nothing like Lindsay Lohan. But her claims make at least a little bit more sense when you stack the promotional art next to a real photo of Lohan:
Of course, that doesn't make it any less silly that Lohan is claiming this is a violation of her right to privacy. The complaint is also full of gems like "The Plaintiff has been using the peace sign hand gesture for years before and after its use in the video game" — as if Lohan is some sort of peace sign unicorn, only leaving her mystical forest to sue anyone who draws a picture of someone sticking up two fingers.
Another particularly fun line in the suit: "Multiple people in the general public have reached out to the Plaintiff believing [Lacey Jonas] was the Plaintiff, creating consumer confusion in the market place." Consumer confusion!
You can read the full lawsuit here, via The Hollywood Reporter: