Rockstar Pays $30.00 to Customers Offended by Hot Coffee but Take-Two’s Bill is Much Higher Than That
The 2,676 people who filed claims against Rockstar in the “Hot Coffee” class action lawsuit will be splitting a monetary settlement of less than $30,000, according to the New York Times.
The contents of the settlement which Jonathan reported yesterday, stated that the customers who were offended by the sexual mini-game in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas would be granted anywhere from $5 to $35 each, or a revised edition of the game. Those who were “offended” had to enter a certain code to even get to the content, so if they did it was their own fault in the first place if they were offended.
Take-Two stated that the claims amount to less than $30,000 but unfortunately the company spent $1.3 million in legal fees. Add to this the $860,000 charitable donation the company agreed to and you get a bill totaling $2.19 million plus the production cost of the altered game and the distribution of it.
However, there is still the possibility, although small, that the civil lawsuit can still go to trial. The settlement will go before Manhattan’s Federal District Court for final approval next Wednesday, so keep your eyes peeled for more details.
Via: New York Times