Lindsay Lohan Sues Over Baby Ad

13/04/2011 16:50 | Updated 22 May 2015

Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan is suing a company for $100 million because she claims they based the character of a baby in a TV advert on her.

She says E-Trade, an online share trading firm, gave the "milkaholic" baby in the advert her first name.

Lohan, 23, has convictions for cocaine possession and drink-driving.

The advert features a spoof video chat between a baby boy and a baby girl.

The girl asks her "boyfriend" if he has been spending time with "that milkaholic Lindsay". Then a second baby girl comes into the shot slurring "milk-a-what?"

Lohan claims that using the name Lindsay sends a "subliminal message" to viewers that the character was based on her.

Have a look at the advert here and see what you think...

Lohan's legal team has filed papers at the Nassau County Supreme Court, alleging that E-Trade used the actress's "name and characterisation" without permission.

Stephanie Ovadia, Lohan's lawyer, told the New York Post: "Many celebrities are known by one name only, and E-Trade is using that knowledge to profit.

"They used the name Lindsay. They're using her name as a parody of her life. Why didn't they use the name Susan? This is a subliminal message. Everybody's talking about it and saying it's Lindsay Lohan."

However a spokesman for Grey Group, the agency which produced the advert, says the baby was named after one of its own members of staff.

There are, after all, quite a lot of Lindsays around. It's not like calling the baby "Madonna" or "Angelina". Sorry, Linds, but you're just not THAT famous.

What do you think? Does anyone believe she should get $100 million for this?

Source: Telegraph

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