Clint Eastwood has won $6.1 million in damages against a company based in Lithuania that used his likeness to advertise their CBD products. The Hollywood actor and the company that manages his image rights, Garrapata, were awarded $6 million by Judge R. Gary Klausner of U.S. District Court for the Central District of California for the unauthorized use of his name and image.
This win for Eastwood comes after the Lithuanian company in question, Mediatonas UAB, did not respond to a court summon back in March. According to The New York Times, as part of the settlement, the court also ordered the company to pay approximately $95,000 in attorney’s fees. The company is blocked from using Clint Eastwood’s name and likeness ever again.
CBD, which is short for cannabidiol, is a chemical found in the Cannabis sativa plant or hemp. It is used in products like oils and edibles to achieve relaxation and calmness. It does not lead to a high.
Last year, Clint Eastwood had also filed two lawsuits against three CBD marketers and manufacturers. According to the first lawsuit, it was claimed that Eastwood’s likeness was used in a fake interview which resembled NBC’s “Today” show. “Mr Eastwood has no connection of any kind whatsoever to any CBD products and never gave such an interview,” the court documents said.
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