Lindsay Lohan has sued rapper Pitbull over the lyrics of the latest party hit song Give Me Everything. Ne-yo and Afrojack, who are the co-writers of the song, are also defendants in the case.
Stephanie Ovadia, Lindsay's attorney, has filed the Lawsuit that seeks to stop all defendants from broadcasting the song. along
The song has a line that reads I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan.
According to the court documents, Lohan asserts that 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.
Also, Lohan claims 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, an MSNBC report said.
The song was released on March 18 this year and is a major club hit. It took around 5 months for the Mean Girls star to realize that the song could be doing an irreparable harm to her.
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, told E! News.
However, media law experts say its going to be an uphill battle for Lohan to prove her case. Since she is a public figure, it's difficult for her to prove defamation here.
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,' MSNBC quoted entertainment attorney Zachary, as saying. Zachary is not involved in the Lohan litigation.
Pitbull's representatives have not commented on the matter yet.