Lohans consult lawyers over movie spoof

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

LONDON - Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan’s mother has confirmed that the family is considering legal action in a bid to stop a movie spoofing on the actress’ personal life.

Lydia Hearst and Joan Collins have signed up for roles in “Dogs in Pocketbooks”, a movie about a troubled young star making her way in Hollywood, and screenwriter Charles Casillo has confirmed the model-socialite’s part is “obviously based on Lindsay Lohan”.

Dailystar.co.uk reports the move has already riled Lohan’s father Michael, who criticised the film plans, and now the actress’ mother Dina has confirmed she is talking to lawyers about the project.

Lohan settled a multi-million pound battle with executives at financial firm E-Trade in September over allegations they mocked her in an advertisement, and Dina is convinced bosses behind “Dogs in Pocketbooks” could face a similar lawsuit.

“The movie role is definitely based on Lindsay’s likeness. We have a very strong case. It’s shadowing E-Trade… Anyone bringing negativity will be dealt with accordingly,” said Dina.

Lawyer Stephanie Ovadia, who has reportedly been retained by Dina said: “They are again using her likeness without her being compensated… Not only that but they are advertising the fact that they are using her likeness.”

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