Rockstar Games is being sued by Karen Gravano for using her life story in Grand Theft Auto V without her permission, Yahoo Games reported.
Gravano is the daughter of Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, a New York mobster who was responsible for the downfall of the infamous mob boss John Grotti.
As a former star of the VH1 reality series "Mob Wives," Gravano has alleged that a character in the best-selling crime game, Antonia Bottino, is based on her image and life story.
According to Yahoo Games, "In the game, Antonia Bottino is depicted as the daughter of Sammy Bottino, the 'Gambetti' family crime boss who eventually becomes an informant. She's upset that her father won't let her star in the fictional show 'Wise Bitches,' a not-so-subtle jab at the VH1 series."
It's all too familiar for Gravano, who is suing the developer and seeking $20 million in compensation and another $20 million in punitive damages.
"Notwithstanding the fact that the plaintiff has the utmost respect for the writers and creators of the Grand Theft Auto V video game...her story is unique and is hers to tell," Gravano's lawyer Thomas Farinella wrote in papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court on Monday.
Rockstar Games has made no comments yet, Yahoo Games reported.
Often jabbing well known celebrities and properties, the GTA games are known for skewering pop culture. It is jam-packed with references to everything from Psy's "Gangnam Style" to Iron Man to Alf.
However, Rockstar is used to being sued by various celebs over the years.
"Late last year, Lindsay Lohan began legal proceedings against the company over a bikini-clad character seen on the cover of Grand Theft Auto V," Yahoo Games reported. "In 2010, Michael 'Shagg' Washington, a backup singer for the rap group Cypress Hill, alleged that Rockstar based the lead character of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on his life story. That suit was tossed by a judge in 2012."
But with Gravano, it is being alleged that she has taken offense to not having been informed about her involvement. It remains unclear whether she's bothered about being included in the game.
In the lawsuit, she said that Rockstar could have sought her permission "with relative ease, which may have (averted) this action."
Earning the biggest opening day haul and becoming fastest to reach $1 billion, Grand Theft Auto V smashed just about every entertainment sales record when it released on September 2013, Yahoo Games reported.