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Grand Theft Auto 5 Lawsuit: Lindsay Lohan to Sue Game for Stealing Her Likeness for Characters

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By Justin Sarachik, Christian Post Reporter
December 2, 2013|2:21 pm

Grand Theft Auto 5 is gearing up for a battle against Lindsay Lohan, as the troubled actress is suing the video game for stealing her likeness for the game without her permission.

Lohan is seeking money for what she feels is her portrayal within the game and cites a number of instances in the game that prove it is her.

The cover of the game has drawn comparisons to Kate Upton and Shelby Welinder, with the later rumored to have posed for the cover. Lohan feels the image is of her. An actual mission on the game involves helping a blonde-haired woman escape the paparazzi. Again, Lohan feels this is her. Lastly, another mission involves snapping a picture of a "Lindsay-like" character caught in a lewd act at hotel that resembles one that Lohan used to live in, the Chateau Marmont, reported TMZ.

111,402 people responding to a poll on the site as to whether they felt the character was Lohan. The verdict was a resounding 81 percent that felt it was not her.

Grand Theft Auto 5 was recently the top selling video game for the second straight month, selling 1.1 million copies.

The game, developed by Rockstar, made $800 million on its first day and hit the $1 billion mark by day three. According to the NPD Group, those sales accounted for 15 percent of the games sold in October. GTA 5 sold 29 million copies globally in its launch month.

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"The title received stellar reviews, shattered entertainment industry records, and has already sold-in nearly 29 million units to date," said Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick according to Joystiq. "The extraordinary success of Grand Theft Auto V illustrates the positive momentum in our business and consumers' enduring appetite for the highest-quality interactive entertainment."

The game launched on Sept.17.

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