NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) – Actress Lindsay Lohan’s try to have the makers of Grand Theft Auto held responsible for violating her privateness fizzled in New York’s prime courtroom.
The state Court of Appeals in Albany rejected Lohan’s request to reinstate her lawsuit towards Take-Two Interactive Software, during which she claimed the video game’s creators used her likeness with out permission.
Images of a personality named Lacey Jonas in Grand Theft Auto V aren’t recognisable because the Mean Girls actress, the courtroom dominated on Thursday (March 29).
While the courtroom mentioned that avatars in a video game could be interpreted as portraits beneath state legislation, it mentioned the character – together with two different pictures within the game – is a “generic artistic description” of a 20-something lady, with none traits of Lohan.
“These artistic renderings are indistinct, satirical representations of the style, look and persona of a modern, beach-going young woman,” the courtroom mentioned, noting it is undisputed that the company didn’t check with Lohan within the game and didn’t use of her.
The ruling is prone to increase video-game makers in fights with athletes and celebrities who declare their likenesses are getting used with out permission.
It additionally follows a March 26 determination by a California state appeals courtroom that threw out Dame Olivia de Havilland’s lawsuit claiming over her depiction in an FX Networks docudrama a couple of feud between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.
The New York courtroom additionally upheld a ruling dismissing an identical lawsuit to Lohan’s filed by Karen Gravano, the daughter of former Mafia underboss and FBI informant Sammy “The Bull” Gravano.
She additionally alleged her likeness was used within the game.