Clint Eastwood is suing companies based in California, Florida and Michigan alleging offences include trademark infringement and false endorsement to sell products containing CBD, an ingredient derived from the cannabis plant.
Online scammers claimed the actor had retired from the film industry, according to two lawsuits filed in California, and was now focusing on his CBD business.
However, one of the lawsuits states: “Mr. Eastwood does not have, and never has had, any association with the manufacture, promotion, and/or sale of any CBD products.”
According to one of the lawsuits, the alleged offences “amount to a wilful and conscious disregard for Mr. Eastwood’s rights and are intentionally designed to capitalise on the goodwill, recognition, and fame” associated with the actor.
He s seeking millions of dollars in damages with lawyers saying it would be “sufficient to deter unlawful conduct by defendants in the future”.
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