March 19, 2012 18:58

Pitbull calls for Lindsay Lohan lawsuit to be dismissed in court

The actress said the rapper caused her 'tremendous emotional distress'

Pitbull calls for Lindsay Lohan lawsuit to be dismissed in court

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Hip-hop artist Pitbull has called on the US courts to dismiss the lawsuit which actress Lindsay Lohan has filed against him.

Last year Lohan sued over "an alleged infringement of her publicity rights" after being mentioned in Pitbull's 2011 song 'Give Me Everything'. Lohan took offence at the lyric: "So, I'm toptoein', to keep flowin', I got it locked up, like Lindsay Lohan", stating that the line caused her "tremendous emotional distress" and damaged her name as "a professional actor of good repute" reports Hollywood Reporter.

Now Pitbull and his lawyers have answered back to the allegations in court, using the First Amendment as defence, mentioning the lyrics of Eminem and Crosby Stills Nash & Young as examples of other acts singing about famous people.

"Sustaining Ms Lohan's allegations would lead to absurd results: the use of a celebrity's name in any work of art - such as a song, poem or painting - would trigger liability," said Pitbull in court papers, via Hollywood Reporter.

He continued: "Indeed, if Ms. Lohan is allowed to proceed with her claim, every recording artist could be gagged and prevented from expressing his or her thoughts in songs, including the other recording artists who have referred to Ms. Lohan in their songs but whom she has not sued."

While performing at last week's SXSW festival, Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast said her band's new song, 'Mean Girls', was about Lindsay Lohan.

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