Lindsay Lohan's lawsuit against the makers of the popular Grand Theft Auto was thrown out of court Thursday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The suit alleged that Grand Theft Auto V character Lacey Jonas resembled the actress closely enough that it amounted to using Lohan's likeness without her permission.
Filed in 2014, the lawsuit accused GTA V distributor Take Two Interactive of referencing Lohan's role in the classic Mean Girls in addition to including a replica of the Chateau Marmont hotel where she once lived. In the game, Jonas is a blonde, self-absorbed actress who's involved in one of the game's missions where the player has to help her dodge paparazzi.
The ruling determined Lohan's lawsuit didn't hold any water because GTA never used her name or photos of her.
"As to Lohan's claim that an avatar in the video game is she and that her image is used in various images, defendants also never referred to Lohan by name or used her actual name in the video game, never used Lohan herself as an actor for the video game, and never used a photograph of Lohan," it read. It went on to say that the game is categorized as a "work of fiction" and "satire," and therefore is protected under the First Amendment, said Page Six. Lohan's lawsuit was dismissed along with former Mob Wives star Karen Gravano who, like Lohan, sued GTA for a character's likeness to her.
The lawsuit may be a minor setback, but things are looking up for Lohan. The actress recently broke off her engagement after she accused her fiancé Egor Tarabasov of abuse, as well as cheating on her with a "hooker." She is said to be plotting her Hollywood, and musical, return.