A lawsuit filed by Lindsay Lohan last year citing lyrics singer Pitbull used in a song caused “irreparable harm” to her not-so-stellar reputation took an even stranger turn.
According to TMZ, Pitbull is citing another famous name mentioned in the song ‘Give Me Everything,’ with fellow rappers Ne-Yo and Afrojack, saying that if Ryan Seacrest didn’t sue for using his name, Lohan shouldn’t either.
Pitbull defended himself on the Univision show ‘Primer Impacto’ in August, saying,
“I don’t understand how this could happen when the song is positive.”
The Cuban-American singer said he empathized with Lohan with the media hyping her up and tearing her down as she faced legal woes from drunken driving and theft charges. Pitbull himself has faced scrutiny from the media.
Back in October, Lohan was so infuriated with her name being dropped in the song that she had her handlers order that clubs she partied at not play songs by the rapper, after he sings “I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan.”
Part of her suit alleges that Pitbull used “defamatory statements…destined to do irreparable harm.”
Citing the First Amendment in the New York court filings seeking dismissal of the suit, Pitbull said that Seacrest didn’t sue after his name was mentioned in the song and that he even performed it as part of a New Year’s Eve show hosted by the radio and television host.
By Rafael Abreu