Clint Eastwood awarded $6.1m in CBD lawsuit

Clint Eastwood has scored a $6.1 million victory against a Lithuanian cannabidiol (CBD) company that used his name and image in their product marketing without his permission.

The 91-year-old actor/director and Garrapata, the company which owns the rights to his likeness, according to a New York Times report, was awarded $6 million in damages, $95,000 to cover legal fees and a permanent injunction against the future use of his name or image by Mediatonas UAB, which published fake interviews with Eastwood that gave the impression he endorsed its CBD and was considering retirement from filmmaking to focus on the CBD industry.

“In truth, Mr. Eastwood has no connection of any kind whatsoever to any CBD products and never gave such an interview,” said the lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles federal court in July 2020.

Eastwood’s legal victory was reportedly a default judgment because Mediatonas UAB did not respond to a summons issued in March to appear in court to answer the charges.

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