Lindsay Lohan's 'Grand Theft Auto' suit is on the road to nowhere


The GTA V character in question, Lacey Jones, described herself as an "actress slash singer" and the "voice of a generation". Another pre-game intro sequence also sported the woman being handcuffed by a police officer.

Lohan's claim was that Lacey Jonas was essentially a "portrait" of Lohan, and that the game used her likeness to distribute promotional material, including putting the character on the box art, without her written consent.

Neither Lindsay Lohan nor the creators of Grand Theft Auto V have commented on the court's latest ruling. But for years, Lindsay Lohan has been trying to convince a court that Lacey Jonas is her "look-a-like".

A NY court rules that satirical representations of a generic "20-something" woman were not identifiable as the star.

The Court of Appeals' decision centers on whether Lacey Jonas constitutes a "portrait" of Lohan under NY state law.

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Lohan was suing for invasion of privacy, but the court said that Grand Theft Auto's character was generic.

In the decision, Judge Eugene Fahey said that while a computer image or avatar may constitute a "portrait" to support an invasion of privacy claim under NY civil rights law, GTA's presentation that Lohan objected to was merely a generic "twenty something" woman without suggestion that it was Lohan. After that, an appeal was filed to try and get the lawsuit up and running again, but this week, the request was denied.

Actress Lindsay Lohan arrives for the presentation of the Gareth Pugh Spring/Summer 2016 collection during London Fashion Week September 19, 2015.

'It is undisputed that defendants did not refer to plaintiff in GTA, did not use her name in GTA, and did not use a photograph of her in that game, ' the judges added. In preparation for this appeal, numerous media organizations asked the court to reject the case in order to protect the First Amendment and artists' rights to create parodies or works loosely based on real people, according to Rolling Stone.

Reality TV star Karen Gravano claimed a different character in the game was based on her but that case was rejected.