Celebrity cannabis advocate Montel Williams announced on Wednesday that he has reached a settlement in a lawsuit against a company that allegedly used his name and likeness to sell CBD oil without permission. Under the terms of the settlement, Timothy Isaac of Arizona and various entities he owns or is associated with have agreed to refrain from ever using Williams’ name, image, or likeness in its advertising again. Williams has been an outspoken supporter of medical marijuana and will be a keynote speaker at next week’s Cannabis Science Conference in Baltimore.
“We are very pleased that our clients Mr. Williams and Montel Williams Enterprises were able to amicably resolve this litigation with the named defendants,” lead attorney in the lawsuit Marc Rachman said in a press release. “It is always a challenge to determine who is behind false celebrity endorsements online, but we believe we were successful in ferreting out many of the parties that were involved in the unauthorized use of Mr. Williams’ name and likeness. ”
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Jonathan Franks, a spokesman for Williams, told High Times that after the celebrity announced the launch of his cannabis brand Lenitiv in 2017, scammers began selling their products as if they were