NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) — Lindsay Lohan‘s lawsuit against the makers of Grand Theft Auto V, publisher Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games has been dismissed.
A New York state appeals court threw out the case Thursday according to the BBC, ruling that Take-Two did not use her actual name or likeness in the title for the character of Lacey Jonas.
The panel of judges in the Manhattan Appellate Division, explained that the “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.”
According to The Washington Post, similar claims made by Mob Wives star Karen Gravano against Take-Two were also dismissed.
Originally, Lohan sued the video game makers for using her likeness without her permission in July of 2014. A New York judge then allowed the lawsuit to move forward in March after Take-Two attempted to get the case dismissed citing the actress’ “legally meritless” claims and said that she “lacks any good-faith basis and can only have been filed for publicity purposes.”
The character of Lacey Jonas was featured in various marketing materials leading up to the release of Grand Theft Auto V in September of 2013, even appearing on the cover of the game disc. Jonas is portrayed as a troubled Hollywood star who is constantly harassed by paparazzi.