Lindsay Lohan Suing Grand Theft Auto Makers
Lindsay Lohan is suing the makers of Grand Theft Auto for allegedly creating a character based on her own image.
The actress claims Rockstar Games used her likeness for the character Lacey Jonas without permission in an effort to boost sales.
She filed a complaint at New York Supreme Court on Wednesday, claiming unspecified damages for a breach of privacy laws from Rockstar and Take-Two Interactive Software.
Lacey Jonas is a minor character in Grand Theft Auto V, and is described as an "all-American romcom starlet" on the official website.
She appears in a side mission in which players meet her in an alley in the fictional city of Vinewood where she is hiding from paparazzi.
The lawsuit claims Lohan's image, voice and outfits from her clothing label were used without permission.
Lohan first complained about the Lacey Jonas character last December, but did not file any legal papers.
Rockstar and its owner Take-Two Interactive have not yet commented on the case.
Lohan became famous as a child star in the remake of The Parent Trap, and later appeared in Freaky Friday and Mean Girls.
She later struggled with alcohol and legal problems, and has been to rehab six times.