Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan and the GTA character in questionReuters

Actress Lindsay Lohan has filed a lawsuit against Rockstar Games and Take Two Interactive over the alleged use of her likeness in Grand Theft Auto V.

Lohan threatened to sue last year following the release of the hit game, and has now made good on her promise.

The lawsuit calls the character Lacey Jonas an "unequivocal" reference to the Mean Girls star, claiming Rockstar "incorporated her image, likeness, clothing, outfits, [Lohan's] clothing line products, ensemble in the form of hats, hair style, sunglasses into the design of the character.

In Grand Theft Auto V players are able to take part in random events throughout the city. In one such event the player happens across Lacey Jonas, a celebrity evading paparazzi in the game's Los Angeles-aping Los Santos setting.

Jonas asks the player to drive her home, triggering a mission that sees players attempting to lose the paps without killing them – which Jonas says would bring negative attention to her. During the mission the character's dialogue reveals she is a celebrity with an eating disorder.

Lohan's suit also makes mention of Hollywood's Chateau Marmont hotel where Lohan once lived. The hotel is represented in GTA V (as Gentry Manor) looks like many other Los Angeles landmarks, and is not related to missions involving the character.

Rockstar and Take-Two have yet to comment on the lawsuit.

Grand Theft Auto V was released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 last year and will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC later in 2014.