Clint Eastwood wants it known that, contrary to what you may have seen on the internet, he is not endorsing CBD products.
The director filed two federal lawsuits on Wednesday, alleging that his name has been illegally used to sell oils, gummies, and other products containing cannabidiol — a compound derived from hemp and marijuana.
In one of the suits, Eastwood cites a fake news article that claims he is “stepping away from the spotlight” in order to devote more time to his CBD products.
“Mr. Eastwood does not have, and never has had, any association with the manufacture, promotion, and/or sale of any CBD products,” the lawsuit states.
The suit targets the manufacturers of products marketed as “Euphoric CBD,” “Sera Relief,” and “Patriot Supreme,” and states claims of defamation, trademark infringement, false advertisement and violation of his right of publicity.
The second suit goes after another group of individuals and business entities, claiming that Eastwood’s name has been inserted in the metadata for various CBD websites.
(Excerpt) Read more in: Variety