Take Two, Rockstar Sued By 85 Year Old Grandmother
7:28 AM | Cord Kruse | 18 comments
In the continuing saga of the "Hot Coffee" mod scandal, it may come as little surprise that the first lawsuit has been filed against Take Two Interactive and Rockstar Games. Florence Cohen, an 85 year old grandmother, is alleging in a lawsuit filed in the Southern District of New York on Wednesday, that she was "damaged" after learning of the sex mini games hidden in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Until the revelation of the pornographic content in the game she had believed the game purchased for her grandson was only a Mature rated title.
Her complaint seeks class-action status for purchasers of San Andreas and relies on four causes of action; the complaint accuses Take-Two of committing or engaging in "Consumer Deception" (based on New York State General Business Law statutes, section 349), "False Advertising" (based on New York State General Business Law statutes, section 350), "Common Law Fraud," and "Unjust Enrichment." With a Federal Trade Commission inquiry into Take Two's advertising of GTA:SA already underway, the lawsuit comes as unwelcome news for the beleaguered company. It remains to be seen whether the firestorm of controversy will ultimately hurt or help Take Two's bottom line, however. For more information on the lawsuit click the link below.
Gamespot News: Granny Sues Rockstar
Damages sought are in excess of $5 million, the complaint says. Cohen is seeking a jury trial to determine culpability.
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