If you’ve read online recently that Clint Eastwood has left Hollywood to become a CBD mogul, the icon himself wants to set the record straight.
The legendary actor/director sued several sellers of CBD in federal court in Los Angeles on Wednesday, alleging that they were using his name and image to help sell products that he didn’t endorse.
In the suit, Eastwood names nearly 20 small companies who market the supposedly beneficial chemical, according to the Associated Press, and he may name dozens of anonymous sellers later.
He claims that fake news articles have spread lies on the Internet with made-up quotes that the actor has quit the movie business to focus on the CBD industry. Those articles contain links to CBD products that are supposedly Eastwood’s, but in reality he wants nothing to do with CBD.
Only one company named in the lawsuit gave a statement to AP. That business, Sera Labs, said that it discontinued the phony ads as soon as it realized their underhanded nature.
“(We) worked for a limited time with a publisher and gave them specific advertisements they could use which follow our very strict guidelines and shut down the ads immediately after learning that they used Eastwood’s name and likeness,” it said.
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