Lindsay Lohan sues E-Trade for 'milkaholic' commercial
Mostly out-of-work actress and serial rehabber Lindsay Lohan is suing E-Trade, insisting that their latest commercial featuring a "milkaholic" baby also named Lindsay is based on her. We hadn't thought of that, but now that she mentions it, yeah, we could see that. Thanks, LiLo!
Lohan filed a suit in Nassau County (N.Y.) Supreme Court on Monday claiming the financial services company owes her $50 million in exemplary damages and another $50 million in compensatory damages, the New York Post reports (watch it above). Since when is Lindsay worth $50 million?
"Many celebrities are known by one name only, and E-Trade is using that knowledge to profit," LiLo's lawyer Stephanie Ovadia said."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."
In their defense, ad firm Grey Group said it's all a coincidence, since they used "a popular baby name that happened to be the name of someone on the account team." Lohan is seeking an injunction to stop the commercial, plus make the company turn over all copies of it. All this because of a hiccupping baby with a fairly common name on a Super Bowl ad? She's definitely been drinking something.Source