By Zach Carugno
Well, Lindsay Lohan is in the news again folks (surprise, surprise!) which she should be pretty used to at this point. Back in November the actress filed a suit against Pitbull for using her name in his 2011 song, “Give me everything.” In the song, Pitbull made a reference to Lindsay being behind bars in one of his rhymes and she took offense–but she didn’t win this battle.
“So I’m tip-toein’ to keep blowin’/ I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan,” Pitbull raps on the track.
Lohan claimed the song violated her publicity rights and caused her emotional distress, but New York U.S. District Court Judge Denis Hurley wasn’t having it. Hurley claimed the song was a protected piece of art and dismissed the case, plus the first amendment awarded Pitbull full protection as well.
But wait, there’s more. Lohan’s attorney Stephanie Ovadia was sanctioned for plagiarism in the lawsuit. It was reported that the plaintiff’s court documents were copied from newspapers, education websites, and law firms (only more fitting for Lohan’s epic demise). And Ovadia did not dispute the charges. Judge Hurley would go on to fine Lohan’s attorney $750 for “affront to the court.” But Lindsay should consider herself lucky by dodging a counter suit from Pitbull’s attorney for “filling a frivolous lawsuit” but Hurley saw no precedent in this.