ALBANY — Lindsay Lohan and Karen Gravano will ask New York’s highest court Wednesday to revive their lawsuits against the makers of the video game “Grand Theft Auto V.”
Gravano, a star of the TV show “Mob Wives,” and Lohan allege that two game characters were based on them without their permission.
Their lawsuits previously were dismissed by a lower court. This week, their attorneys will make oral arguments before the New York State Court of Appeals, to have the cases reinstated and brought to a trial court.
Lohan says “Lacey Jonas,” a character in the video game, uses her likeness and references to her personal history.
Gravano, daughter of Gambino crime family underboss Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, says the game makers depict her as the character “Antonia Bottino” and use bits of her life story, including being the daughter of a mobster who later testified against his mates.
Among other reasons, the lower court, the Appellate Division, dismissed Lohan’s claim, saying that the images used were “not of Lohan herself, but merely the avatar in the game that Lohan claims is a depiction of her.”