Clint Eastwood Wins $6.1 Million Cbd Lawsuit from Online Scammers

Clint Eastwood is always winning is life. The man, along with the company that manages the rights to his likeness called Garrapata, has won a the lawsuit against a CBD or cannabidiol seller. If you are so behind about this news and are curious about the details, check out everything below.

Basically, a Lithuanian company named Mediatonas UAB was accused of using the image of Clint Eastwood to sell CBD or cannabidiol products. To make it as he was the one that endorses the products and to bait the costumers, they even shared a fake interview with the actor.

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Knowing that his name was used for something commercial without his concern, Clint Eastwood then filed two lawsuits in Lost Angeles federal court against three CBD manufacturers and marketers whose products were included in an online article that claims the actor as the endorser of the cannabidiol products last year. Aside from that, the original lawsuits also mentioned a total of 10 online retailers that allegedly manipulated the search results using the meta tags, as reported by the New York Times. In the first lawsuit, the representative of the actor showed the fake interview with an outlet that made up to be the Today Show. On top of that, they even included a photo of the actor from the last time he made an appearance on the NBC show. The links to buy the CBD items were included in the article.

Due to the fact that the publisher called Mediatonas UAB never bothered to give a response to a summons in March, U.S. District Court Judge named R. Gary Klausner decided to submit a default judgement. In the end, both Clint Eastwood and Garrapata won the lawsuits against Mediatonas UAB and they were awarded $6 million. Apart from that, they also received a total of $95,000 for the fees to pay the attorney. In addition to these things, there is a permanent injunction that bans the company from using his image in the future. However, Clint’s request for defamation claims was denied by the judge because according to him, an additional content is required to understand what CBD products are and the reason why the one like Clint Eastwood would not endorse a product that is based on marijuana. Klausner said that it is because the text was not libelous on its face.

Nevertheless, Clint Eastwood still happy with the court’s ruling and he believed that the judgment is like a strong message to the other online scammers who might have a desire to illegally use someone’s name and reputation to sell the products that they sell. His attorney, Jordan Susman, also named the case of his client as a call for everyone to not earn profits from his client’s name without getting permission. The guy said that as one of the public figures who has spent his life on screen for more than 60 years, Clint Eastwood has earned a reputation for honesty, integrity, hard work, and public service. He added that his client is willing to do the thing that is right and the thing that is fair. By fighting for his right means he is willing to confront the wrongdoing and ask for the responsibility of those who try to illegally earn some profits off his name, likeness, and goodwill.

The money he received from the case makes Clint Eastwood richer. The actor was reported to have an estimated net worth of more than $400 million as of October 2021. As a top actor who is popular worldwide, his incomes come mostly from his acting career. Aside from being an actor, the man has also directed and produced a lot of movies and a lot of his films are considered as box office and have resulted millions.

Some movies where he acted:

    • Cry Macho
    • The Mule
    • American Sniper
    • Trouble with the Curve
    • Gran Torino
    • Million Dollar Baby
    • Blood Work
    • Space Cowboys
    • True Crime
    • Absolute Power
    • The Bridges of Madison County
    • Casper
    • A Perfect World
    • In the Line of Fire
    • Unforgiven
    • The Rookie
    • White Hunter Black Heart
    • Pink Cardillac
    • The Dead Pool
    • Heartbreak Ridge
    • Pale Rider
    • City Heat
    • Tightrope
    • Sudden Impact
    • Honkytonk Man
    • Firefox
    • Any Which Way You Can
    • Bronco Billy
    • Escape from Alcatraz
    • Every Which Way but Loose
    • The Gauntlet
    • The Enforcer
    • The Outlaw Joset Wales
    • The Eiger Sanction
    • Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
    • Magnum Force
    • Breezy
    • High Plains Drifter
    • Joe Kidd
    • Dirty Harry
    • Play Misty for Me
    • The Beguiled
    • Two Mules for Sister Sara
    • Kelly’s Heroes
    • Paint Your Wagon
    • Where Eagles Dare
    • Coogan’s Bluff
    • Hang ‘Em High
    • The Witches
    • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    • For a Few Dollar More

Some of TV series with him in it:

    • Rawhide
    • A Fistful of Dollars
    • Mister Ed
    • Alfred Hitchcock Presents
    •  Maverick
    • Lafeyette Escadrille
    • Ambush at Comarron Pass
    • Navy Log
    • Escapade in Japan
    • West Point
    • Death Valley Days
    • Away All Boats
    • The First Traveling Saleslady
    • Highway Patrol
    • TV Reader’s Digest
    • Francis in the Navy

Some of the things produced by him:

    • Cry Macho
    • Richard Jewell
    • The Mule
    • The 15:17 to Paris
    • Indian Horse
    • Sully
    • American Sniper
    • Jersey Boys
    • Trouble with the Curve
    • J. Edgar
    • Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way
    • Hereafter
    • Invictus
    • Johnny Mercer: The Dream’s on Me
    • Gran Torino
    • American Masters
    • Changeling
    • Letters from Iwo Jima
    • Flags of Our Fathers
    • Budd Boetticher: An American Original
    • Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That
    • Million Dollar Baby
    • The Blues
    • Mystic River
    • Blood Work
    • Space Cowboys
    • True Crime
    • Monterey Jazz Festival: 40 Legendary Years

Some of the things directed by him:

    • Play Misty for Me
    • Dirty Harry
    • The Beguiled: The Storyteller
    • High Plains Drifter
    • Breezy
    • The Eiger Sanction
    • The Outlaw Josey Wales
    • The Gauntlet
    • Bronco Billy
    • Pale Rider
    • Tightrope
    • Sudden Impact

Acting field is not the only thing for him. In addition, Clint Eastwood also spread his wings to the music industry. As a musician, he has released a lot of singles and has made an appearance as a guest artist for some other artists.