It is seemingly a throwaway line in [artist id=”1678002″]Pitbull[/artist]’s summertime smash “Give Me Everything” — “I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan” — but it’s apparently enough to draw the ire of the actress and her legal team, who have just filed suit against Pit and the producers of the song.
In the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Lohan and her attorney, Stephanie Ovadia, claim that the line “by virtue of its wide appeal, condemnation, excoriation, disparaging or defamatory statements by the defendants about the plaintiff are destined to do irreparable harm to the plaintiff.”
Lohan — who, it is noted in the suit, is “a professional actor of good repute and standing in the Screen Actors Guild” — is suing under the New York civil-rights laws, which protects individuals from having their name exploited for commercial purposes. The suit seeks an injunction to stop all the defendants — in addition to Pitbull, Ne-Yo and Afrojack, who wrote “Give Me Everything,” are named — from broadcasting the song. It also seeks unspecified damages.
A spokesperson for Pitbull had no comment on the suit when reached by MTV News.
Lohan filed a similar suit — reportedly seeking $100 million in damages — against financial services company E-Trade last year after the company aired a Super Bowl commercial that referred to a baby as “That milkaholic Lindsay.” The suit was withdrawn in September, with E-Trade reportedly paying Lohan “a confidential sum.”
The “Give Me Everything” lyric was in reference to Lohan’s July 2010 stint in Los Angeles County Jail, when she served 13 days of a three-month sentence for violating probation on a 2007 conviction for driving under the influence.