Lindsay Lohan loses Pitbull court battle

2013-02-22 19:43
Los Angeles - Lindsay Lohan has lost her legal battle against Pitbull.

The actress sued the Cuban/American hitmaker in 2011 for a line in his song Give Me Everything - in which he joked he was "locked up like Lindsay Lohan" - claiming he had no right to use her name and seeking financial compensation, but a court has now ruled in his favour.

A New York federal judge ruled on Thursday that Pitbull's song, also featuring Ne-Yo and Afrojack, was protected by the US First Amendment, which covers freedom of speech and creative expression.

'Protect his rights'

Pitbull's lawyer, Marcos Jimenez, told E! News: "This will further solidify the rights of artists to express themselves in song. He felt it was very important to address this head on to protect his right and the rights of other artist. He decided to fight this."

Senior District Judge Denis R. Hurley also fined Lindsay's attorney, Stephanie Ovadia, $1 500 for sanctionable plagiarism and false representation after Marcos claimed last March she had lifted her arguments from online sources.

Lindsay has a long history of run-ins with the law and has been jailed several times for charges including driving under the influence (DUI) and cocaine possession.

Losing the case will be a financial blow to the flame-haired star, who is currently crippled with tax debt and has most recently being accused of destroying a $1 750 designer dress she borrowed.

Comments

  • Jaco Whoosh Pearson - 2013-02-22 20:24

    Who cares. Maybe if she got her head blown off by a par-olimpian we might give a damn. She's a millionaire, what can possibly make her life suck so much that we need to hear about it.

  • Ntandoyenkosi Duma - 2013-02-22 21:16

    Lindsay Lindsay...everybody knows she's been locked up quite a few times...its not a secret the whole world knows about it...Give the guy a break!!!!

  • Ntandoyenkosi Duma - 2013-02-22 21:16

    Lindsay Lindsay...everybody knows you've been locked up quite a few times...its not a secret the whole world knows about it...Give the guy a break!!!!

  • Gerald Beer - 2013-02-22 21:32

    Every person behind bars should sing that song, she can spend the rest of her life in court.

  • faizel.mahomed.7 - 2013-02-22 21:50

    Stop reporting on bs news. Pathetic

  • willem.louw.16 - 2013-02-23 09:26

    This girl is a looser period - she can't seem to get anything right

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