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Appeals Court Dismisses Lindsay Lohan's Lawsuit Against 'Grand Theft Auto' Makers

A panel of judges ruled that Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. didn't use her actual "name, portrait or picture"

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    A New York state appeals court on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by actress Lindsay Lohan that says the producers of "Grand Theft Auto" used a likeness of her in one of their video games.

    A panel of judges in the Manhattan Appellate Division ruled that Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. didn't use her actual "name, portrait or picture" and therefore didn't violate her right to privacy.

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    In the lawsuit, Lohan accused the producers of modeling her physical features, including clothing, shoulder-length blonde hair and voice in "Grand Theft Auto V," a video game that takes place in the fictional city "Los Santos" where players act as car-stealing criminals.

    The court said the depictions deserved First Amendment protection.

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    "This video game's unique story, characters, dialogue, and environment, combined with the player's ability to choose how to proceed in the game, render it a work of fiction and satire," the judges wrote.

    Similar claims against Take-Two by "Mob Wives" television star Karen Gravano also were dismissed in the combined ruling.

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    A message left with Lohan's lawyer wasn't returned. Gravano's lawyer said they're exploring their options.