Everyone knows that Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto series is filled to the brim with parody. Pop culture in specific is often parodied, and celebrity is a big part of that. Unfortunately, one particular parody has not sat well with a certain pop superstar who is fading out of the spotlight. Lindsay Lohan, or rather Lindsay Lohan's lawyers, are now suing Rockstar over what they claim is the unpermitted use of her likeness.
Grand Theft Auto V's Lacey Jonas is certainly a diva, but Lohan says she is an "unequivocal" reference to herself. According to the Associated Press, Lohan's suit further claims that Lohan's been recreated from her voice down to her clothing line. That's in addition to her own likeness,of course.
Odd are Lohan was certainly an influence in the creation of the Lacey Jonas character, perhaps even the primary one. Proving that in court, followed by proving that parody law doesn't take precedence here, is another matter entirely. Considering Rockstar has a mountain of experience with frivolous lawsuits and the funds to back up the defense of their property.
Lohan is likely fishing for a settlement. It's unclear whether that would work in Rockstar's favor, however. Since their games rely so heavily on parody, it seems unlikely that they'd be willing to hand out settlements to everyone that feels like they've been wronged.
Expect more news on Lindsay Lohan suing Rockstar over using her likeness in Grand Theft Auto V as the story develops. A picture of the character can be seen being hand-cuffed in the header image of this story.