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Lindsay Lohan Intensifies Lawsuit Against ‘Grand Theft Auto 5’ Maker

As part of the ongoing legal battle between Lindsay Lohan and Rockstar Games, the actress has fired back at the maker of "Grand Theft Auto 5" (GTA V), IGN reported.

In July of this year, Lohan filed a lawsuit against Rockstar and its parent company, Take-Two Interactive, over the unauthorized use of her image and likeness for one of the game's characters, Lacey Jones.

In the following month, the game makers responded by saying the actress sued them only to gain publicity, the Guardian has learned.

"Lindsay Lohan complains that her image and persona have been wrongfully used by Take-Two in the video game 'Grand Theft Auto V,' but her claim is so legally meritless that it lacks any good-faith basis, and can only have been filed for publicity purposes," the company stated.

In response, Lohan filed a 67-page complaint containing photos that support her case against the game makers.

The document begins by stating that Lohan's complaint aims to protect celebrities, athletes and actors from being wrongfully depicted by companies in their products, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It also cited that Lohan's depiction in GTA V does not fall under transformative use, which is protected by the First Amendment's free speech guidelines.

"The Defendants were in the business of selling games as opposed to artists displaying artwork in galleries for profit where unauthorized images or portraits of individuals were reproduced in limited editions as opposed to the mass production for commercial and financial gain," the document read.

The actress' latest filing also compared GTA V's cover image showing Jones posing for a selfie with a peace sign to an actual picture of Lohan wearing the same attire and expressing the same gesture, Business Insider reported.

"The Defendants knowingly and purposefully used Plaintiff's bikini photo shoot, using Plaintiff's color and style bikini, shoulder length blonde hair, jewelry and cell phone and signature 'peace sign,'" the lawsuit read.

"The Defendants use of the Plaintiff's image incorporating her photo shoot, style of bikini, cell phone and other details including her ring have culminatively evoked the Plaintiff's images, portrait and persona and that Plaintiff was clearly the intended referent of the images used."

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