Clint Eastwood is finally taking legal action…
According to the New York Post, Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood is filing a lawsuit after discovering that his name was used by fraudsters in a multi-million dollar scheme involving right-wing celebrities. A series of shady internet companies were using his name ILLEGALLY as well as the names of other right-wing celebrities, to sell fake products.
Eastwood Fights Back
Describe how Eastwood is taking legal action against the fraudsters.
Clint Eastwood, who is renowned for his right-wing views, was apparently targeted by a series of online companies that illegally used his name to sell products. The companies allegedly used pictures and misleading quotes from Eastwood to sell CBD products. They falsely claimed he endorsed their products through fake news articles, spam emails and web metadata.
The Hollywood legend, 90, is seeking millions of dollars in damages and a court order that the companies be forced to give up their profits.
One of the ads included a fake picture of Eastwood saying that the actor had a new role for people selling CBD that supposedly offered buyers “something bigger than movies”.
Eastwood wasn’t the only celebrity targeted by the companies. They also targeted football legend Terry Bradshaw and Sam Elliot.
A spokesperson for Eastwood gave the following statement:
“Mr. Eastwood has no connection of any kind whatsoever to any CBD products…”
The spokesperson claimed that what the companies did was no different than downright fraud:
“It’s no different than putting a billboard in front of a CBD shop with a picture of Mr. Eastwood and saying that the shop sells ‘Clint Eastwood CBD products,’ in order to entice customers into its store, only to sell them different products that have nothing to do with Mr. Eastwood.”
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