Lindsay Lohan loses invasion of privacy lawsuit appeal as New York's highest court rules unanimously

New York's highest court ruled unanimously against Lindsay Lohan on Thursday in her invasion of privacy lawsuit against the makers of Grand Theft Auto.

A panel of judges from the Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's judgment in favor of the video game's parent company Take-Two Interactive, according to an article on Thursday by Page Six.

Lohan, 31, sued the company in 2014 claiming a character in the popular series named Lacey Jonas was her 'look-a-like'. 

Unanimous ruling: Lindsay Lohan, shown last month in London, lost her appeal on Thursday of an invasion of privacy lawsuit brought against the makers of Grand Theft Auto

Unanimous ruling: Lindsay Lohan, shown last month in London, lost her appeal on Thursday of an invasion of privacy lawsuit brought against the makers of Grand Theft Auto

The Lacey Jonas characater was described as an 'actress slash singer' who hides from the paparazzi.

She was depicted wearing a bikini while taking a selfie and giving the peace sign. 

Lohan in her lawsuit claimed that GTA stole her 'portrait and persona' for the character.

The Court of Appeals disagreed with her in their ruling. 

Popular game: The 31-year-old actress, shown at left in an undated file photo, claimed the Lacey Jonas character in GTA was based on her
Blonde girl: Lacey Jonas was depicted as a 'really famous' young blonde who hides from the paparazzi

Popular game: The 31-year-old actress, shown at left in an undated file photo, claimed the Lacey Jonas character in GTA was based on her

'The artistic renderings are indistinct, satirical representations of the style, look and persona of a modern, beach-going young woman that are not reasonably identifiable as [Lohan],' they wrote.

'The Jonas character simply is not recognizable as [Lohan] in as much as a generic artistic depiction of a ''twenty something'' woman without any particular identifying physical characteristics,' the ruling stated.

'It is undisputed that defendants did not refer to plaintiff in GTA, did not use her name in GTA, and did not use a photograph of her in that game,' the judges added. 

On appeal: Lindsay, shown in September in Madrid, first sued Take-Two Interactive in 2014

On appeal: Lindsay, shown in September in Madrid, first sued Take-Two Interactive in 2014

The panel also dismissed a similar lawsuit by Mob Wives star Karen Gravano for similar reasons.

A lower court ruled against Lohan in 2016, but New York's Court of Appeals in February 2017 agreed to allow her to repeal the judgment.

The Mean Girls star had been threatening legal action since 2013 and was seeking an undisclosed sum.

Take-Two Interactive previously dismissed Lohan's claim saying the character's only resemblance is that they were both young, blonde women. 

Hit movie: The actress is shown in a still from her hit movie Mean Girls in 2004

Hit movie: The actress is shown in a still from her hit movie Mean Girls in 2004

 

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Lindsay Lohan loses invasion of privacy lawsuit appeal as New York's highest court rules unanimously

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