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If Seacrest Didn't Sue Me,

Lindsay Lohan Shouldn't Either!

3/19/2012 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Pitbull is invoking the little known 'Seacrest Defense' in his legal battle with Lindsay Lohan -- claiming in new docs that if Ryan Seacrest didn't sue him for mentioning him in a song ... LiLo shouldn't either!

As TMZ first reported, Lindsay is suing Pitbull (along with Ne-Yo and Afrojack) for namedropping her in the song "Give Me Everything." She claims the lyric –– "I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan" -- caused her "irreparable harm."

In legal docs filed this week in New York, Pitbull responded to the suit and pointed out that he rapped about Seacrest in the same song -- and noted Ryan not only didn't sue, but Pitbull performed the song as part of a New Year's Eve show ... hosted by Seacrest!

Translation -- Seacrest has a sense of humor, Lindsay does not.

Pitbull also cited the lesser known First Amendement in his bid to get the case dismissed. 

A judge has yet to rule.


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Dreamon made the best analogy that if lindsay truly had a case then marilyn monroe's estate could sue lindsay for her use of marilyn's name and image.

895 days ago


I'm so famous how dare you use my name, likeness crap. I'll sue. This is Lohan trying to make herself relevant. Which she is not. The only thing relevant about Lohan is her being a tabloid joke.

I also agree with Grandma I have also said the same thing. No professionals want to deal with her crap. Her spoiled brat tantrums. Her constant lies she still trips over and can never back up. No one believes her. She has the nerve wanting to be taken seriously? Be serious.

Let's be serious...she has done nothing to indicate she has changed, matured, professional quite the opposite. Who the hell puts themselves under house arrest and pat's themselves on the back for doing so. All that say's she's still very immature not responsible and can't even trust herself to use common sence judgement. Yeah, that goes over well with producers. That screams hire me. She's pushing 26 for god sakes. Grow up.

Now she' threatening to counter sue this guy for defamation and everything else she can should he file a suite against her that could hurt her probation. Classic Lohan blame game.

Like this guy is single handedly is out to ruin her 'non-existing career' her so called 'comeback' (how to you have a comeback when never missed?) Lohan put herself in this position of jepordizing her probation. Why was she in this situation in the first place if she's such a homebody, not the party girl? Oh that's right she's not, just claims she is.

Lohan has been and still is nothing but tabliod fodder a joke. Her own doing. This bogus suite has no merrit never did.

895 days ago


The treat to sue the club manager is just more smear tactics. Lohan uses the tabs to bully people. As far as I know he's said nothing publicly. All the claims about him come from"sources."

I've said it before. If he has a medical report confirming an injury, she's sunk and his intentions, character etc are moot.

895 days ago


Team Lilo

895 days ago


@dreamon...This is Lohan trying to cover up her own irresponsibility, stupidity. See how everyone is out to get me and sue me for money.

Typical Lohan it's ok for her to sue anyone she can to try and make a quick buck just don't do it to her. That's extortion. Lohans threats this is a classic scare tactic. Goes nowhere. Just like her bogus lawsuite against pitbull. Lohan should be grateful she was even mentioned.

895 days ago


As if Eminem didn't rip Christina and Britney apart back in the day. Its freedom of speech. I read on Radar she is going to sue the guy she allegedly hit. She got mentioned in an #1 song, should that mean she is relevant enough to mention. I don't get it.

895 days ago


I'm done with you help. READ the STORY!


895 days ago


So this means that Lindsay can sue TMZ starting way back when Paris and Brandon Davis were making fun of her and calling her Fire Crotch. They put the video out there and played it over and over again. TMZ was making commercial money off of that one, big time. I bet if you looked it up it would still be there, raking in money with every hit.

895 days ago


I love how some of the Lohan “fans” here become beacons of laws when ever Lindsay sues someone or gets in trouble. Its as though they sit behind the computer hours on end figuring out how Lindsay can win her frivolous law suits when it comes to her ridiculous civil cases. For her criminal cases they sit around calculating how she can serve the least amount of time or what the best deal she can get when gets arrested would be, researching deals and criminal codes, punishments for probation violations ect. Some even go as far quoting the US Constitution, now thats a laugh riot! Atleast Shawn gets paid, Lindsay wouldnt even offer these people a glass of vodka if they were dying of thirst in the alley way of a LA bar which she just happened to be at to wish her friend a Happy Birthday.

895 days ago

Grandma Cracker    

Dreamon, it will continue to post the same lies over and over and over. It has a clear history of absurd claims meant to humiliate Lindsay and bolster hatred for her. It does not understand logic or written proof.

895 days ago


There are good and bad people on both sides of this argument on TMZ. To lump all her fans as enablers is wrong because not all are enablers. Lindsay has made some bad choices in her life and she needs to take responsibility for them. But to say she wouldn't give me a drink of vodka (water) if I'm dying is absurd. I've never been in that situation, and who knows, she might give me a gallon of water to drink.

What's ugly here is the hatred on both sides. There's nothing wrong with reinforcing the good in people and disableing the bad. Lindsay is not all bad neither is she all good, and I can't hate her for that.

895 days ago


Reply to:help this young woman

CIVIL CODE SECTION 3344, California’s right of publicity statute,derives from the state’s common law rights of publicity and privacy.The statutory right protects an individual against the appropriationof the commercial value of his or her image, voice, or likeness. Thecommon law rights protect a person from an intrusion on his or hersolitude, the disclosure of private facts, and the placement of the individualin a false light. Section 3344 expands the remedies availableto a plaintiff whose name, voice, signature, photograph, or likenesshave been knowingly misappropriated by another for commercial purposes.1 In addition to actual damages, which have always been availableunder a common law claim for this type of misappropriation, aplaintiff who pursues a Section 3344 claim may also recover any profitsattributable to the unauthorized use of his or her name, voice, signature,or likeness.2

1. It was not private facts. It was everywhere. The magazines,gossip sites, etc.
2. There was nothing false about his claims, they were known facts.
3. How can it be knowingly misappropriated when it was a known fact that the little twit WAS locked up a few times (even if it was for such a teeny tiny about of time. It still stands that she was locked up.
4. This one sums up what Lindsay is really after. Recover any profits.... That is what this is all about. Pitbull made a bundle off this and Lindsay is just looking for an easy pay day.
5. He could have said Locked up "with" Lindsay Lohan and she would have given it a pass. Got to advertise don't you know.

895 days ago


OMG, so is Oprah going to sue Bruno Mars, Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie going to sue Nicky Minaj,etc, etc, etc. I hope this lawsuit gets thrown out ASAP. We all know whose behind this....DINA LOHAN

895 days ago


donald trump just called rosie O'Diesel a failure..
do you think she will sue him?

895 days ago


Maybe Linds (DUIna) can refile in Dubai. They love her there, or so its been rumored.

895 days ago
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