Montel Williams Settles With CBD Cos. To End Likeness Row

Law360 (April 3, 2019, 5:52 PM EDT) -- Talk-show host Montel Williams told a Florida federal judge Wednesday he has reached a confidential deal to end claims that several medical marijuana retailers created “fake news” articles using his name in connection with their marketing in order to lure customers into buying cannabidiol oils.

Williams said he has reached a confidential settlement to resolve his suit against a variety of entities, including Advanceable Technology, Beauty Strong, Snowflake Marketing and others, but said the companies have agreed to an injunction barring them from using his name, photo or reputation without his permission in any of their advertisements.

“If the court seeks...

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