NY High Court Will Hear Lohan’s ‘Grand Theft Auto’ Appeal

Lindsay Lohan’s appeal to file a lawsuit against the makers of popular video game Grand Theft Auto—whom the actress has accused of using her likeness wihout her consent—was granted by New York State’s highest court on Thursday. The suit was dismissed last year after a lower court ruled that Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., distributor of GTA, did not use Lohan’s “name, portrait or picture” in Grand Theft Auto V, the latest edition in the series of games. While the actress alleges that the company modeled a character’s physical features and voice on her, the lower court found the depictions to be protected as a “work of fiction and satire.” It could be up to a year before oral arguments are heard in Lohan’s appealed case.