Back in January, former Rockstar North president Leslie Benzies departed the company following a sabbatical but all was not as it seems and he was allegedly forced out.A statement issued by legal firm Locke Lord LLP reveals that Benzies is now suing Rockstar for unpaid royalties.
You may recall back in January of this year that Leslie Benzies, the former President of Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar North, left after 15 years with the company.His fingerprints were on the majority of Rockstar's major projects, including every 3D entry in the Grand Theft Auto series.
Grab your popcorn, this is going to get ugly
Court battles aren't uncommon in the world of video games, but this one looks to become an ugly one quickly.Former Rockstar North president Leslie Benzies has filed a $150 million lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive in unpaid royalties.
After this morning’s news that former Rockstar North president Leslie Benzies is seeking compensation from the company via a lawsuit, it emerges that Take-Two are counter-suing.The basis for Benzies’ lawsuit is his belief that he is owed royalty payments after being forced out of the company by the Houser brothers, and is seeking reparations to the tune of $150 million USD.
The former head of Rockstar North – the company that brought you Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption and the very best Table Tennis game ever made – is suing the company and its parent company for a cool $150 million.Former Rockstar North head Leslie Benzies claims the company owes him a fortune in royalties.
I could never get in to GTA online.There are apparently still many people playing the free-to-play add-on to GTA V, and it seems they’re spending an awful lot of money on its microtransactions.
Lindsay Lohan's lawsuit against Take-Two and Rockstar Games in relation to the alleged unauthorised use of her "persona and image" in GTA 5 has not been dismissed as many onlookers believed would happen, The Hollywood Reporter writes.Lohan alleges that Rockstar Games' GTA 5 "used a look-alike model to evoke the persona and image" of Lohan by recreating a photo taken of her in 2007.