LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Clint Eastwood filed lawsuits on Thursday over the fraudulent use of his name to sell CBD products and claims that he has retired from the movie business to enter the wellness industry. FILE PHOTO: Actor and director Clint Eastwood attends the AFI 2019 Awards luncheon in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January…
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Clint Eastwood filed suits on Thursday over the fraudulent use of his name to sell CBD products and claims that he has retired from the movie service to get in the health market.
FILE PICTURE: Star and director Clint Eastwood participates in the AFI 2019 Awards luncheon in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 3,2020 REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
The 90- year-old “Dirty Harry” star alleged that his name and likeness were being utilized in online rip-offs to offer CBD oil, gummies and other products.
CBD, or cannabidoil, is a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis, and is also originated from the hemp plant. It was legislated in the United States in2018
” Mr. Eastwood does not have, and never ever has had, any association with the manufacture, promo, and/or sale of any CBD items,” the lawsuit states.
The first claim cites an online news post bring a purported interview in which Eastwood falsely reveals that he is establishing a brand-new CBD line and is “stepping away from the spotlight to put more time into his wellness service.”
Eastwood, a double Oscar-winning director and star, hardly ever backs anything, the claim said. He “does not express a point of view about CBD products or the genuine CBD market,” his representative said in a declaration.
A 2nd lawsuit declares that programs code has been used to illegally insert Eastwood’s name into some online look for CBD items.
The two related suits, which allege character assassination, hallmark violations and invasion of privacy, seek undefined damages and injunctions. They were filed in a federal court in California versus a variety of laboratories, corporations and people but the claim stated their true identity was unidentified.
” My customer is not one to sit idly by as the accuseds utilize his reputation to dupe clients into acquiring items with which he has no association,” Eastwood’s attorney Jordan Susman stated in a statement.
Eastwood won Oscars for directing the films “Unforgiven” and “Million Dollar Infant.” His newest movie, “Richard Jewell” was released in2019
Reporting by Jill Serjeant; modifying by Jonathan Oatis