Hollywood actress Sandra Bullock and star comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres are now taking action against websites who are promoting various products without taking their permissions.
According to sources, both the actress and the talk show host have filed a lawsuit in the Los Angeles Superior Court against the defendants, who are listed as John Does 1 through 100 because it remains unclear who run these websites.
The highest-paid actress for three years and the comedian are trying to push back these fraud websites which they claim are spreading fake news. Some examples of the false advertisements show the two endorsing anti-aging skincare products and many other beauty products. Surprisingly, these false ads allegedly include fabricated quotes by Bullock, DeGeneres and many other celebrities.
The lawsuit alleges that the false advertisements typically include unsubstantial claims that the products will lead to dramatic results. Reports say that these fraud companies change their names frequently, merge in and out of entities formed in states that allow for secrecy.
It is reported that these websites have violated California’s false advertising and unfair competition laws. Further, the suit alleges they are also violating the Hollywood star’s right to publicity.