TMZ reports that Lindsey Lohan is suing Pitbull for using her name in a line of his hit single “Give Me Everything”. Here are the details…
Lindsay Lohan has just sued the rapper Pitbull for a line in his mega-hit, “Give Me Everything,” for a disparaging lyric about her.
The song — written by Ne-Yo and Afrojack, also defendants — has a line:
Hustlers move aside, so I’m tiptoein, keep flowin’
I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan.
Lindsay is pissed, claiming in her lawsuit … “the lyrics, by virtue of its wide appeal, condemnation, excoriation, disparaging or defamatory statements by the defendants about the plaintiff are destined to do irreparable harm to the plaintiff.”
Lindsay, who claims in the lawsuit she is “a professional actor of good repute and standing in the Screen Actors Guild, is suing under the New York civil rights laws, which protects people from having their name exploited for commercial purposes.
Lindsay alleges the appearance of her name in the song “causes [Lindsay] to be associated and identified in connection with defendants.”
The suit — filed by Stephanie Ovadia — seeks an injunction to stop all of the defendants from broadcasting the song. It also seeks unspecified damages. Ovadia is the same lawyer who filed the E*TRADE lawsuit on Lindsay’s behalf, which settled for a confidential sum.
Really? I mean really? If she wins or even gets some kind of cash settlement for this, then this freakin’ opens up the doors for all kinds of people to start suing all sorts of musicians, producers and mostly rappers for their “similes” and “punchlines”. Pitbull got the ill legal team though, so let’s see if he fights this, and he SHOULD.