The Academy Award-winning director filed two lawsuits on Wednesday against retailers, saying they falsely claimed he had endorsed their goods.
Clint Eastwood is not selling CBD products.
The Academy Award-winning actor, producer and director, 90, filed two lawsuits Wednesday in federal court in Los Angeles against three CBD manufacturers and marketers that had posted online articles falsely claiming that he endorsed CBD products and 10 online retailers who he alleged had manipulated search results to make it look like he had done so. He is seeking millions of dollars in damages and a court order that the companies be forced to give up their profits.
“Mr. Eastwood has no connection of any kind whatsoever to any CBD products and never gave such an interview,” the court documents say.
The first lawsuit, claiming defamation, targets three CBD companies — Sera Labs Inc., Greendios and For Our Vets LLC — that produced fake news stories claiming that Eastwood endorsed their products and that he was leaving filmmaking to focus on the CBD business. The second suit argues that 10 companies and individuals are using programming code to insert Eastwood’s name into online search results for CBD products, misleading consumers into thinking the filmmaker is manufacturing or endorsing them.
Eastwood’s lawyer, Jordan Susman, said that he believed that the first articles appeared last year and that they are still being posted. [Read More @ The NY Times]
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