Movies | October 4, 2021 11:27 am

Clint Eastwood Successfully Sues Lithuanian CBD Company for $6.1 Million

A CBD manufacturer falsely claimed Eastwood endorsed its products

Director Clint Eastwood in a suit and tie looking off to his right
Clint Eastwood attends the 20th Annual AFI Awards on January 03, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI

A Fistful of Delta-8. Million Dollar Edible. The Good, The Bad and the Tinctures. There’s something decidedly dissonant about trying to mash Clint Eastwood and CBD together, isn’t there? And evidently, the legal system agrees. Last year, the actor and filmmaker sued a trio of CBD companies over claims that he had endorsed their products. “Mr. Eastwood has no connection of any kind whatsoever to any CBD products and never gave such an interview,” one filing from his legal team stated.

Now, The New York Times reports that Eastwood and the company Garrapata, which owns the rights to his likeness, were awarded $6.1 million in damages stemming from one suit.

The article notes that the Lithuanian company Mediatonas UAB never responded to a summons, leading the judge in the case to issue the decision awarding money to Eastwood and Garrapata. The ruling included $6 million for the use of Eastwood’s image without authorization, along with an additional sum to cover legal fees — and an injunction preventing the company from using Eastwood’s name or image in the future.

As noted in the Times and elsewhere, Eastwood is not the only high-profile actor and director to find their name used to sell CBD without their authorization. Tom Hanks found himself in a similar predicament last year. Maybe unethical CBD sellers are just working their way down the cast and crew sheet for Sully?