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Legendary actor/director Clint Eastwood has sued a furniture company for using his name.
He has sued both the company Evofurniture and the website inmod.com for promoting the sale of entertainment centers and chairs which were named for him.
Advertisements for the products include such statements as:
"When you're invited into a person's home, you get to see the good, the bad and the ugly. When visitors come to your home, the Clint 47'' Entertainment Center makes your family room alone look like you live in a perfect world of a million dollar baby."
"Whether your favorite movies are westerns from the 1970s or dramas from the 2000s, you need a comfortably stylish place to hang out and watch them. If you're planning on having friends over for Dirty Harry marathons, then you definitely need something hip and modern. What you need is the Clint 71'' Entertainment Center."
Eastwood, 82, claims that the store and the website did not seek his permission to use his name. He is seeking a permanent injunction on the use of his name and unspecified damages.
This is the second time Eastwood has taken legal action against a furniture company. In 2008, he sued Palliser Furniture for using his name without permission to promote a line of chairs called the Eastwood.