Friday, April 19, 2024

Montel Williams Sues Arizona Marijuana Company For Fraud

Montel Williams is going to court over claims a fraudulent cannabis company used his name to promote their CBD oil.

Williams, who has been very public about his use of marijuana since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999, says the Arizona schemers used social media to rope victims into an automatic monthly fee with no clear way to opt out.

“It’s important to remember that these scams  are anything but victimless,” said Williams’ spokesman, Jonathan Franks, via press release. “They are, in fact, calculated to prey on vulnerable consumers, many of whom have chronic illness or other disabilities.”

Franks said this was no mistake, that this lawsuit stems from the “deliberate theft of Mr. Williams’ name and reputation to weaponize it against sick people.” He says the lawsuit is not about lining the pockets of Williams, “it’s about holding the perpetrators of these scams accountable and to stop them from continuing to deceive consumers.”

Williams has said he will use marijuana every single day until “the day I drop dead.” During a 2010 interview, he said he medicates himself every morning, afternoon and evening the same way he’d take prescription medication.

In September 2016, he launched his own line of innovative, high quality medical cannabis products for patients under the brand name LenitivLabs.


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