Looks like Ms. Lindsay Lohan isn’t a fan of people using her name pretty much anywhere.
She already had a fight with the E Trade babies and now she wants to have one with Cuban American rapper Pitbull. In his hit single “Give Me Everything” he says, “I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan.” now she wasn’t too thrilled about this lyric and 5 months after the song was released decided to file a suit against Pitbull in New York City.
“The problem is they used her name without compensation in the song, and confused the public about whether or not she was a collaborator,” Stephanie Ovadia, Lindsay’s attorney in the case, exclusively tells E! News.
Lohan also says that as “a professional actor of good repute and standing in the Screen Actors Guild, [she] is suing under the New York civil rights laws, which protects people from having their name exploited for commercial purposes.”
“There is no doubt that the lyrics of the song uses Lohan’s name, but the question is whether that use is for a ‘commercial purpose,’ ” says entertainment attorney Zachary, who is not invovled in the Lohan litigation. “In my view, I think it is highly unlikely that a New York Court would find that this use was for a commercial purpose.”
“Ms. Lohan and her attorney probably are banking on the fact that there are sufficient conflicting opinions floating around to give this case some settlement value,” Zachary says. “Presumably, the defendants will move to dismiss the case on the grounds that Lohan has not stated a claim for commercial appropriation. If they win that motion, as they should, that will be the end of the matter. If they lose, then a settlement in an undisclosed amount will follow quickly.”
Lohan is hoping that Pitbull will just pay her off so that the case will disappear. I’m pretty sure before Pitbull put this song out his label made sure that lyric would have no legal consequences.