Gaming Giant Gets Sued for Stealing Life Story

If a video game company uses your likeness and life story without compensating you, would you call it identity theft? Michael "Shagg" Washington is, in addition to fraud and copyright infringement in his lawsuit with Rockstar Games over the character CJ in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Cypress Hill fans may be familiar with Washington as one of the hip hop group's backup singers. He claims that the main character in the 2004 GTA San Andreas video game not only looks like him but also lives his life story. Why did it take him so long to recognize the resemblance? He doesn't play video games. It wasn't until this past summer that his nephew noticed and notified him.


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