Lindsay Lohan is suing the makers of Grand Theft Auto V

Lindsay Lohan next to Lacey Jonas
The actress claims that the video game character Lacey Jonas (right) is based on her image

Lindsay Lohan is suing the makers of Grand Theft Auto.

The actress says the latest instalment of the game, Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5), used her image to create a character based on her without her permission.

Lohan's lawsuit was filed on Wednesday in a court in New York.

Newsbeat has contacted GTA 5 game makers Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. and Rockstar Games but they are yet to respond to the claims.

The main characters in Grand theft Auto V are Trevor (left), Franklin and Michael (right)
The main characters in Grand theft Auto V are Trevor (left), Franklin and Michael (right)

The game was released in September and became the fastest-selling entertainment product ever, taking three days to generate $1bn (£598m) in revenue.

Lohan's case claims a character named Lacey Jonas is an "unequivocal" reference to the Mean Girls and Freaky Friday star.

The 28-year-old claims image, voice and styles from her clothing line are depicted in the game.

The suit also claims that the game features West Hollywood's Chateau Marmont hotel, where Lohan used to live.

In addition, the character asks for help to avoid paparazzi photographers during the story mode of the game.

GTA V, which is set in "a satirical reimagining of modern Southern California", is the first game in the series that allows players to jump in and out of the lives of three simultaneously playable lead characters.

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