Lindsay Lohan is suing the financial company E-Trade, insisting that a boyfriend-stealing, “milkaholic” baby in its latest commercial — who happens to be named Lindsay — was modeled after her. And she wants $100 million for her pain and suffering, The Post has learned.
The actress filed a lawsuit yesterday in Nassau County Supreme Court over the commercial that debuted during the Super Bowl this year.
The ad — part of a series starring babies who play the stock market — features a boy apologizing to his girlfriend via video chat for not calling her the night before.
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“And that milkaholic Lindsay wasn’t over?” the baby girl asks him suspiciously.
“Lindsay?” the boy replies, just before a baby girl sticks her head into the frame and slurs, “Milk-a-what?”
Lohan’s lawyers are apparently arguing that she is so stupendously famous that she has “single-name recognition.” Yeah, good luck getting a jury to buy that one.
Honestly, does it occur to Miss Lohan that she is essentially arguing in a court of law that sleaziness and alcohol abuse are such prominent character associations that these behaviors identify her with the character? How’s that for image?
Hat Tip to Jonothan Adler at the Volokh Conspiracy. Check out the comments there – they’re priceless.
The E-Trade Commercial in question – it’s actually pretty funny.