Looks like Lindsay Lohan will have to forever see that strikingly similar GTA character forever. On Thursday, the New York Court of Appeals voted 6-0 to toss her lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive in which she claimed they illegally used her likeness. The character, which is clearly a minor reference to Lindsay Lohan, wasn’t quite what she had said — but it was clear where GTA was headed with the character.
Lacey Jonas, the character, is a clear reference to a “very famous actress” with a few references to the once famous hotel Lohan actually lived in.
“Here, the Jonas character simply is not recognizable as plaintiff inasmuch as it merely is a generic artistic depiction of a ‘twenty something’ woman without any particular identifying physical characteristics,” the court’s opinion states. “The ambiguous representations in question are nothing more than cultural comment that is not recognizable as plaintiff and therefore is not actionable.”