blake sheldon cbdDecember 15, 2021
Popular celebrities and even former President George W. Bush have been the victims of false product endorsements by CBD and other health supplement companies in recent years. Fake endorsements by actors Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock, country singer Blake Shelton, and celebrities Montel Williams, Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres have also circulated.
Jordan Susman, Eastwood’s lawyer, said in a statement: “In pursuing this case, and obtaining this judgment, Mr. Eastwood has again demonstrated a willingness to confront wrongdoing and hold accountable those who try to illegally profit off his name, likeness, and goodwill.”
The court declined to assess damages for defamation against the three CBD companies — Sera Labs Inc., Greendios and For Our Vets LLC –– noting that language cited by the plaintiffs was not libelous.
Eastwood has no connection of any kind whatsoever to any CBD products, the plaintiffs said in court filings.
A federal judge in California has ordered a Lithuanian company to pay $6.1 million to Clint Eastwood for carrying content that used the actor’s name and image in fake endorsements for CBD products.
Libel charges struck down.
Judge R. Gary Klausner of U.S. District Court for the Central District of California entered a default judgment against Mediatonas UAB, Tauragesrsav, Lithuania, after the company failed to respond to a summons issued last March. The award went to Eastwood and Garrapata, a company that controls use of Eastwood’s name and likeness. The judge also imposed a permanent injunction against Mediatonas banning such usage in the future.
The complaint accused Mediatonas, which owns the websites where the fake endorsements appeared, of unlawfully using Eastwood’s image and likeness. It is one of two federal suits Eastwood and Garrapata filed last year in Los Angeles in which three CBD producers and marketers who engineered the fake endorsements are also named.
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“I purposefully did not invite Adam Levine to my wedding and I think it’s funny.”
The God’s Country vocalist then teased:
“That’s the reason we didn’t invite him to the wedding. That interview he did on your show. I’m like, ‘I’m not inviting him.”’
During an appearance on Ellen Tuesday, Ellen DeGeneres showed Blake a clip of Adam promising to cause chaos at the couple’s nuptials. Turns out the 45-year-old had caught wind of that interview before the big day and decided not to give Levine the chance to mess up the important moment. He revealed:
Blake Shelton is finally opening up about why his friend and longtime The Voice foil Adam Levine was left off his wedding guest list! The country crooner previously admitted that he and Gwen Stefani decided to have a small ceremony, meaning many A-lister friends were unable to attend. But it appears there was an even bigger reason the Maroon 5 frontman was left out of the festivities.
Gotta admit, it kinda is! No word as to why Gwen’s bandmates from No Doubt weren’t in attendance though…