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Singer's $250M Lawsuit Over 'Grand Theft Auto' Fails

1 November 2012 2:54 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Two singers. Both pursuing claims that their images were exploited as avatars in a video game. But whereas Gwen Stefani in 2010 was successful in convincing a California appeals court that Activision's exploitation of her image in Band Hero wasn't transformative fair use, Michael "Shagg" Washington has failed in making that same case against Take-Two Interactive over Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. A model and backup singer for the rap group Cypress Hill, Washington sued in 2010 after seeing a character named "C.J." in Grand Theft Auto that looked like him. The 2004 game was a highly

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