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Clint Eastwood sues CBD sellers for falsely using his name and image to push their products

Clint Eastwood sues CBD sellers for falsely using his name and image to push their products

  • The 90-year-old Academy Award-winning actor who became a director said in one of the lawsuits that multiple CBD companies were using photos of him, fraudulent articles, and attributing quotes to him to promote and sell cannabidiol (CBD) products
  • “In fact, Mr. Eastwood has no connection whatsoever with any CBD products and never gave such an interview,” says the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles federal court on Wednesday claiming libel
  • The suit mentioned that some fake news articles about Eastwood claimed he quit movie business to focus on a CBD company that doesn’t exist, according to the New York Times
  • The three CBD companies accused of inventing the fake items that first surfaced last year were listed as Sera Labs Inc, Greendios and For Our Vets LLC

Clint Eastwood has filed two lawsuits claiming millions of dollars in damages from various CBD manufacturers and marketers, who falsely claimed that he had signed their goods.

The 90-year-old Academy Award-winning actor who became a director said in one of the lawsuits that multiple CBD companies were using photos of him, fraudulent articles, and attributing quotes to him to promote and sell cannabidiol (CBD) products.

“In fact, Mr. Eastwood has no connection whatsoever with any CBD products and never gave such an interview,” said the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles federal court on Wednesday claiming libel.

Take legal action: Clint Eastwood has filed two lawsuits claiming multimillion-dollar damages from various CBD manufacturers and marketers, who falsely claimed to have subscribed their goods (seen in 2018)

Take legal action: Clint Eastwood has filed two lawsuits claiming multimillion-dollar damages from various CBD manufacturers and marketers, who falsely claimed to have subscribed their goods (seen in 2018)

According to court documents, “Mr. Eastwood seeks to hold to account the individuals and entities who wrongfully devised this plan, to spread false and malicious facts about him, and to take undue advantage of his name and likeness.”

The suit mentioned that some fake news articles about Eastwood claimed that he quit film business to focus on a CBD company that doesn’t exist, according to the New York Times.

The three CBD companies accused of inventing the fake items that first surfaced last year were listed as Sera Labs Inc, Greendios and For Our Vets LLC.

Complain: The 90-year-old Academy Award-winning actor who became a director said in one of the lawsuits that multiple CBD companies were using photos of him, fraudulent articles, and attributing quotes to him to promote and sell cannabidiol (CBD) products ( shown) in 2018)

Complain: The 90-year-old Academy Award-winning actor who became a director said in one of the lawsuits that multiple CBD companies were using photos of him, fraudulent articles, and attributing quotes to him to promote and sell cannabidiol (CBD) products ( shown) in 2018)

Complain: The 90-year-old Academy Award-winning actor who became a director said in one of the lawsuits that multiple CBD companies were using photos of him, fraudulent articles, and attributing quotes to him to promote and sell cannabidiol (CBD) products ( shown) in 2018)

The lawsuit also claims that three companies sent spam emails with the subject line, “Clint Eastwood reveals shocking secret today.”

The body of the emails also included a fictional interview, presumably with NBC’s Today show, that never took place.

The second lawsuit is against ten companies and individuals in the United States accused of using a programming code to insert their name in hidden meta tags to direct online searches to their web page.

By using Mr. Eastwood’s name in hidden meta tags, defendants have figuratively placed a sign with Mr. Eastwood’s trademark in front of their online store to attract customers and trick consumers into believing Mr. Eastwood is associated with and / or endorsed … suspects “CBD products, when such an association does not exist,” the court document notes.

False: The suit mentioned that some fake news articles about Eastwood claimed he quit movie business to focus on a CBD company that doesn't exist (seen in 2020)

False: The suit mentioned that some fake news articles about Eastwood claimed that he quit movie business to focus on a CBD company that doesn't exist (seen in 2020)

False: The suit mentioned that some fake news articles about Eastwood claimed that he quit movie business to focus on a CBD company that doesn’t exist (seen in 2020)

The father of eight explained in both lawsuits that he would not allow his name or image to be used to sell CBD products.

“Like many of his most famous characters, Mr. Eastwood is not afraid to deal with misconduct and hold him accountable for those who try to take advantage of his name or likeness illegally,” the documents continued.

Eastwood has requested that the court order the companies to declare all income, profits and gains arising from their conduct.

“In fact, Mr. Eastwood has no connection whatsoever with any CBD products and has never given such an interview,” the Los Angeles Federal Court case said on Wednesday, claiming libel (seen in 2014).

Eastwood isn’t alone in being the target of false celebrity endorsements, which have also deceptively used the likenesses of George Clooney, Oprah and Tom Hanks.

“My client is not sitting still, as the defendants use his reputation to trick customers into buying products with which he has no ties,” said Eastwood attorney Nolan Heimann. Deadline.

He added, “While these lawsuits aim to halt and remedy the continuing abuses of defamation and embezzlement, they should also serve as a reminder to customers to be careful when they see too good a celebrity award . ”

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