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Lindsay Lohan lawsuit against GTA 5 publisher was 'for publicity,' says court documents

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Lawyers for Grand Theft Auto 5 publisher Take Two claim the recent lawsuit filed by actress Lindsay Lohan against the games company was done "for publicity purposes," according to court papers as reported by Big Story.

Take Two aims to have the lawsuit dismissed and legal fees paid by Lohan.

The Associated Press reported earlier this year that Lohan's legal team filed a lawsuit in a Manhattan court that alleges Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games based GTA 5 character Lacey Jonas on the actress, who has starred in Herbie Fully Loaded and The Canyons.

The developer "incorporated her image, likeness, clothing, outfits, [Lohan's] clothing line products, ensemble in the form of hats, hair style, sunglasses" and the jean shorts worn by Lohan without her permission, according to the complaint.

The suit also alleges that the in-game hotel Gentry Manor, based on West Hollywood hotel Chateau Marmont, is associated with Lohan, as she formerly resided there.

In Grand Theft Auto 5, players can encounter Lacey Jonas in a mission in which they must escort her to escape the paparazzi. Her in-game dialogue portrays her as a famous Vinewood actress with an eating disorder.

Here's Lacey Jonas as she appears in-game.

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