chris-littlechild - September 7, 2016
Â There are a lot of things you could say about Lindsay Lohan. None of which would be overly complimentary. Sheâ€™s an easy enough target, itâ€™s like shooting shit in a barrel. There are a lot of things you could say, but you totally shouldnâ€™t. Because, it turns out, sheâ€™s the kind of sue-happy gal who canâ€™t wait to sue your ass off. Â
Frivolous lawsuits and the celebtastic of the world have a history together, as we know. Whether theyâ€™re sue-er or sue-ee, these guys have the money and power needed to make it happen. Or at least, to start dumbass proceedings, at any rate. So hereâ€™s another episode of Li-Lo versus Grand Theft Auto V.
The actress/singer/model/booze jockey took issue with a certain Los Santos citizen, claiming that Rockstar used her image for the character without license. As is usually the case with legal proceedings, the whole sorry affair dragged on and on and on until nobody remembered, or gave a ratâ€™s ass, what it was all about in the first place. And so we've arrived at this:
â€˜The case claimed that the character looked "too much like Lohan," and also in so many ways insinuated that Lohan had basically copyrighted the idea of a peace sign. It even specifically mentions it in the suit, stating "the plaintiff has been using the peace sign hand gesture for years before and after its use in the video game."â€™ (Destructoid.)
A New York appeals court wasnâ€™t having any of this, reminding the world that Grand Theft Auto V is a work of fiction, a parody, and also that nobody â€“even Tinsel Town celebtastic!â€”owns the peace sign. With the possible exception of legendary cigar-chewing Brit fatass Winston â€˜V for victoryâ€™ Churchill.
Still, this is no place for common sense, so Lohan HQ are planning to appeal the decision and the saga continues.