Lilo sues Pitbull over defamatory lyrics

Lindsay Lohan is pissed off with some "defamatory" lyrics in Pitbull's party hit Give Me Everything and is suing him. But the song released 5 months ago. What was Lilo up to all this time?

entertainment Updated: Aug 21, 2011 15:30 IST
Hindustan Times
Ne-yo,Afrojack,Stephanie Ovadia

Better late than never or in the case of Hollywood's troubled star Lindsay Lohan always late and maybe never.

Lilo is taking Cuban-American rapper Pitbull to court over the lyrics of his party hit Give Me Everything.

She claims that "the lyrics, 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," sccording tor eports by MSNBC.

A line of the song goes, "I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan."

In the court documents, Lohan says that as "a professional actor of good repute and standing in the Screen Actors Guild, [she] is suing under the New York civil rights laws, which protects people from having their name exploited for commercial purposes."

Interestingly, the song was released 5 months ago in March this year. It took Lilo almost half a year to wake up to the "irreparable harm" that the song was causing her.

Her lawyer, Stephanie Ovadia, told E! News, "The problem is they used her name without compensation in the song, and confused the public about whether or not she was a collaborator."

The co-defendants, alongwith Pitbull, Ne-yo and Afrojack are co-writers of the song.

No comments from Pitbull's camp so far.

Meanwhile, check out the Give Me Everything video...

First Published: Aug 20, 2011 17:13 IST