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Lindsay Lohan’s “Grand Theft Auto” Lawsuit Dismissed


Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Lindsay Lohan has lost a lawsuit she filed against the makers of Grand Theft Auto V that claimed they used her likeness in the popular video game without permission.

A New York state appeals court ruled against the actress Thursday, stating the defendants never referred to or used Lohan’s name, and never used a photograph of her.

“This video game’s unique story, characters, dialogue, and environment, combined with the player’s ability to choose how to proceed in the game, render it a work of fiction and satire,” the ruling adds.

In her lawsuit, which was filed in 2014 against Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games, the Mean Girls star alleged a character in the game named Lacey Jonas was a reference to her, citing its image, clothes and more.

The complaint also stated that the game features the Chateau Marmont hotel in West Hollywood, where Lohan lived for a time.

The panel of judges in the Manhattan Appellate Division on Thursday also dismissed a similar lawsuit brought by ex-Mob Wives star Karen Gravano over the same game.

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