Clint Eastwood is known for his roles in the Dollars Trilogy, the Dirty Harry films, Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby. The Academy Award-winning actor who has played some of the greatest characters on screen recently won more than a million dollars in a lawsuit.
Clint Eastwood sues California-based marketing company for falsely using his name to see CBD products
The actor teamed up with the company Garrapata, which owns the rights to the 92-year-old actor’s name as well as his image outside of the films, to sue a California-based marketing company. The company named Norok Innovation used the actor’s celebrity fame to gain online traffic for a website selling CBD products. The company made it seem like he was endorsing its products. This was mainly done by false news articles and controlling search results.
Clint Eastwood’s lawsuit says the actor wouldn’t be willing to endorse such products
The actor’s representative highlighted the fact that the actor seldom endorses any company or product. Therefore, the illegal use of his name and fame by the company was not justified. Moreover, the representative also stated that the star “would have been unwilling to endorse” the products in the first place. The lawsuit defending the actor stated,
“Like many of his most famous characters, Mr Eastwood is not afraid to confront wrongdoing and hold accountable those that try to illegally profit off his name”
The star won $2 million in the lawsuit.
Fans react to Clint Eastwood’s win
Several fans took to Twitter to react to the actor’s win
Dang health hippies!
— Kenan Turnbull (@foniker) July 2, 2022
I guess he made his day…
— Doc Danial (@docdanial) July 3, 2022
He Is The Man…
— Hopes For Roel❤ (@HopesRoel) July 2, 2022
If you knew #Clint, you’d see the irony
— Marianna Fortune (@MariannaFortune) July 1, 2022
FREE THE WEE—
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— Headly Westerfield (@Aunty__Em) July 1, 2022
This is not the first time that the actor won millions in a lawsuit. Last year, in a similar lawsuit against Mediatonas UAB, a Lithuanian company, the actor won $6.1 million in damages. However, the actor also sued for defamation but he did not win the charges since the judge felt that “additional context” was needed to understand “why a person like Clint Eastwood would not endorse a marijuana-based product.”
The actor’s win doesn’t signal the end of his lawsuits against CBD companies since there are several other cases that are on their way to court.
Source: Vanity Fair