GTA 5 creators: Lindsay Lohan lawsuit is a legally meritless publicity stunt
Developer wants Lohan to pay their legal fees
Grand Theft Auto V publisher Take-Two Interactive has dismissed Lindsay Lohan's lawsuit as a bid to get attention, branding it "legally meritless".
The actress officially filed against Take-Two and Rockstar Games in a New York court last month, claiming the game used her likeness for the character Lacey Jonas.
In papers made public on Tuesday, Take-Two responded calling her claim "so legally meritless that it lacks any good-faith basis and can only have been filed for publicity purposes".
The idea that Lohan was hoping for a popularity boost by highlighting comparisons between herself and a character that spouts lines like "I am so f*cking fat, oh my God they [the paparazzi] cannot get a shot of me," and "Don't hurt them, I don't need any more lawsuits!" is rather amusing, but maybe that's just the level of self-parody she has now reached.
Take-Two wants to dismiss the lawsuit and have Lohan pay for its legal fees, saying that the character did not look like her, apart from being young and blond, and pointing out that "expressive works" like video games are "fully protected" under the US constitution.
Lohan's acting career has gone quite recently, following reports of her diva-ish tendencies on the set of Bret Easton Ellis and Paul Schrader's 2013 movie The Canyons.
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