Lindsay Lohan is suing the makers of the "Grand Theft Auto" video games. The actress says the latest instalment used her image and created a character based on her without her permission.
Lohan's lawsuit was filed Wednesday in a Manhattan court. "Grand Theft Auto V" game maker Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. and subsidiary Rockstar Games declined to comment.
"Grand Theft Auto V" was released in September. Sales topped $800 million on its first day.
Lohan's suit says a character named Lacey Jonas is an "unequivocal" reference to the "Mean Girls" and "Freaky Friday" star.
The suit says Lohan's image, voice and styles from her clothing line are depicted. It says the game features West Hollywood's Chateau Marmont hotel, where Lohan once lived.
The character also seeks help skirting paparazzi.
Rockstar Games last month announced some much awaited news at the sidelines of E3 2014 - the mecca for gamers. Grand Theft Auto V, the latest instalment of the seminal open-world crime game, was announced for PC (and PS4, Xbox One).
PC gamers that are fans of the franchise rejoiced at the news, published on the Rockstar blog, after swallowing bitter disappointment with Rockstar's omission last year, and subsequent silence on the matter. Next-gen console gamers will also welcome the news, despite the year's wait.
Rockstar's GTA V launched to rave reviews, with several calling the instalment worth the wait of five years. According to Rockstar Games, the game's sales on launch day garnered $800 million, and that too only on two platforms.
Written with agency inputs