Clint Eastwood awarded $6.1 million in lawsuit against CBD retailers
Clint Eastwood He might see a lot more green soon… He just got nearly $6.1 million in his lawsuit against CBD retailers.
The legendary actor — and the Eastwood-run company that holds the rights to his example, Garrapata — just scored a default $6.1 million judgment after the companies he sued failed to respond to his lawsuit.
You’ll remember, Eastwood and Garrapata argued that the Lithuanian CBD company made it sound like it endorsed their products and illegally tried to take advantage of its name, likeness, and goodwill. In addition to the damages, CBD retailers have also been permanently banned from using Clint’s name and likeness going forward.
As we reported… Clint filed a lawsuit in July 2020 after claiming that several CBD retailers were pandering their products by using Mock interviews With him where he flows over the weeds.
The lawsuit alleged that the CBD company made it appear as if Clint endorsed CBD products on the “Today” show. The company snapped a photo of an actual interview Clint gave on the show and flashed the words that sounded like an endorsement.
Clint made it very clear in his lawsuits – he’s never sat down with any of these companies, and he didn’t approve of their products under any circumstances.
He also accused companies of defaming him with their lies to lure customers into thinking he was in bed with CBD products. Although the judge said the ads were not defamatory on their faces, the court found that Eastwood and Garrapata did enough to prove in their case that CBD misappropriated his good name to sell the products.