Clint Eastwood, actor and the company that owns the rights to his likeness won $6.1 million in a lawsuit Friday. The company won a lawsuit against a company in Lithuania that used his image to imply he supports their products.
Gary Klausner of U.S. District Court for the Central District of California awarded Eastwood and the company Garrapata $6 million for unauthorized use of his name. UAB did not respond to a summons from March, and they also had to pay approximately $95,000 in attorneys’ fees.
The company is also blocked from ever using his name and fame again. Clint Eastwood filed two lawsuits last year in federal court against three manufacturers and marketers of CBD, short for cannabidiol, which is a part of the cannabis plant that does not lead to a high.
The first lawsuit claimed his fame was used in an interview that is designed to look like an episode of the show, which linked to a site where viewers could buy CBD-related products. According to the lawsuit Mr Eastwood has no connection of any kind whatsoever to any CBD products and never gave such an interview.Jordan Susman, Eastwood’s lawyer, said that pursuing this case, and obtaining this judgment, Mr Eastwood has shown a willingness to confront wrongdoing and hold accountable those who try to illegally profit off his name, likeness, and goodwill.