Lindsay Lohan sues 'Grand Theft Auto V' makers for allegedly using her likeness in video game

Lindsay Lohan during a news conference at the Lindsay Lohan during a news conference at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on Jan. 20, 2014. Photo Credit: AP / Chris Pizzello

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Actress Lindsay Lohan filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Wednesday charging that the makers of the video game "Grand Theft Auto V" have used her likeness for a character without her permission.

Lohan, who turned 28 Wednesday, alleges that the character Lacey Jonas is meant to be her in all but name, saying that the game -- the fifth in the violent crime-drama series from Rockstar Games, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software -- uses a voice, image and clothing style similar to her own, and like her is besieged by paparazzi. Lohan additionally states that one game locale, West Hollywood's famed Chateau Marmont hotel, had been her home for a time.

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The actress, who has been in London preparing to make her stage debut in September in a West End revival of David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow," was spotted in Manhattan Wednesday.

In 2013, a judge dismissed a lawsuit Lohan had filed against rapper Pitbull for using her name in his song "Give Me Everything."

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