Rockstar Games reportedly has a sticky situation on its hands as “Mob Wives” star Karen Gravano is making headlines for suing the company for $40 million. #GrandTheftLawsuit
According to reports, Gravano believes a Grand Theft Auto V character was copied after her.
Gravano has sued Rockstar Games for $40 million … claiming a character in the video game — “Antonia Bottino” — is a ringer for her. Rockstar fired back with its own legal docs … saying Gravano’s case is BS. The company seems to concede there’s some resemblance, but the weight of the evidence is in its favor. Rockstar even tries to drive a wedge between Gravano and her friends, quoting one buddy who says Bottino looks like Gravano, but skinnier. (TMZ)
Last year, Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan claimed the GTA V makers used her image to help push the title.
Lindsay Lohan has called in her lawyers to take action against ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ … claiming video game honchos jacked her image without her permission … TMZ has learned. Sources tell us, Lohan’s lawyers are currently crafting a lawsuit — demanding Rockstar Games pay some serious money for using Lindsay’s image in the game. So the question … did ‘GTAV’ really use Lindsay. Here’s the evidence: — The video game cover shows a woman holding a cellphone who looks Lindsay-ish. There’s been debate over whether it looks more like Kate Upton or Shelby Welinder. — Part of the game features a mission where a Lindsay Lohan look-alike asks the player to take her home and escape the paparazzi. (TMZ)
Back in October, rap veteran Daz Dillinger discussed his issues with Rockstar using his music without permission.
“They had no permission to put my music in there,” Daz Dillinger revealed in an interview. “So, we’re playing the video game and, ‘Bam.’ And, all the fans were telling me about the stuff. They were hitting me up like, ‘It’s more like a Dogg Pound Grand Theft Auto.’ I’m like, ‘Damn. How’d they get all my songs up in there? So, I had to do an investigation and make it happen.” (HHDX)
Despite the negative situations, GTA V remained a hit at retail outlets since its September release.
Rockstar Games Grand Theft Auto V has officially hit $1 billion in sales in just three days. Take-Two Interactive has officially announced more than $1 billion in sales of Grand Theft Auto V durings its first three days on sale. The company believe “this marks the fastest than any entertainment property, including video games and feature films, has reached this significant milestone.” According to an LA Times report last year Call of Duty: Black Ops managed to earn $1 billion, but on its 15th day on sale. Chairman and CEO of Take-Two, Strauss Zeinick, states “Grand Theft Auto is a cultural phenomenon and Rockstar Games continues to redefine what can be achieved in interactive entertainment. We are incredibly proud of the extraordinary critical and commercial response to Grand Theft Auto V.” (T3)