Michael “Shagg” Washington, singer with Cypress Hill, has publicly announced his disbelief at Rockstar. I hear you asking me why. Well, he believes that Carl Johnson, A.K.A CJ from GTA: San Andreas was completely modelled from his likeness.
Washington aims to sue both Rockstar and Take-Two, the games developer, for 25% of its profits, approximately $250 million dollars. Uh, yeah.
According to Shaggs Lawyer:
“The plaintiff had never seen the game. He did not own or play video games, but it seemed possible that he had been included in the game,” the official legal complaint reads. “He then recalled the meeting in or about 2003, and it began to dawn on him that his image had been stolen for the game.”
“Upon examination of images of ‘CJ’ and comparison to his photos from that year and other evidence, it became clear that Rockstar had stolen his image and never paid him.”
Take – Two has commented on the ludicrousness of the entire debacle, and have also announced plans to defend themselves ‘vigorously’ in the matter. Come to think of it, I have brown hair and blue eyes, much like Nathan Drake. Worth a shot, I guess.