Another day, another gaming lawsuit

by: Dan -
Rockstar and Take-Two Interactive, who by now are used to controversy and lawsuits, have found themselves in the crosshairs of another lawsuit. According to IGN, this one was brought by Cypress Hill backup singer Michael "Shagg" Washington who is claiming that Rockstar used his likeness and life story for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. You read that correctly. The lawsuit is based on a game from 2005. This is the second lawsuit (Axl Rose sued over Slash being in GH III at the end of November) that cam well after the game was released and begs the question why these musicians wait so long to go after the game companies.

Apparently, Washington claims he met with Rockstar back in 2003 about his life and role in gangs and street life and that Rockstar said they would get back with him if they used him in the game. Well, the game seems to have gotten a little pub since it was released, yet Washington only recently learned of the similarities from his nephew of all people. Washington would like Rockstar to pay him 25% of the games profits, or about 250 million.
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