Mayim Bialik, known for her role on the "Big Bang Theory," claims dozens of websites and online markets are attaching her name to CBD products without her permission to create the false impression she endorses the products, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Florida federal court. Mayim Bialik is calling out the money-grubbing ads online that are using her namesake to sell CBD gummies without her permission.
‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Sues Over Fake CBD Endorsement
By Lauren Berg (June 16, 2022, 9:48 PM EDT) — Mayim Bialik, known for her role on the “Big Bang Theory,” claims dozens of websites and online markets are attaching her name to CBD products without her permission to create the false impression she endorses the products, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Florida federal court.
Bialik, who holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience, is known for her work on “Blossom,” “Jeopardy!” and other television shows, and puts a significant amount of thought into who can use her name and likeness to make sure her name is not associated with products or companies she doesn’t support, according to the complaint.
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Mayim Bialik is calling out the money-grubbing online ads that are using her name to sell CBD gummies without her permission.
“So … awkward,” the “Jeopardy!” host, 46, began Monday in a lengthy post shared to her social media platforms.
“There are many untrue things floating around the internet about many public figures, but I want to address one about me that looks very authentic but is indeed a hoax.”
Bialik then clarified, “I am not selling CBD Gummies of any kind and do not plan to do so at any point in the future.”
She concluded, “I have tried to get this removed to no avail. It’s not real.”
On Facebook, there are several product pages claiming to sell Bialik’s CBD gummies.
One in particular, titled Mayim Bialik CBD Gummies, alleges in a post from Feb. 19 that the gummies are “a fantastic product to get relief from tension, stress and anxiety, depression, persistent discomfort, arthritis pain, irregularity, and different other issues. You can consume easily to get a remedy for smoking and insomnia.”
An image of the gummies Smilz claims Bialik endorses. Smilz CBD
The post then drives the consumer to a link from a company called Smilz, where they can purchase the gummies for an undisclosed amount. The user is prompted to enter some of their personal information, including their name, address and phone number.
Smilz also has its own Facebook page promoting the same product. According to the page transparency information section, the page was created on Jan. 17, 2022.
Bialik’s post on social media, in which she calls out the fake ads. missmayim/Instagram
Several of Bialik’s followers advised the former “Blossom” star to sue those companies for false advertising.
“I sincerely hope you sue them and win!” one person wrote on Instagram.
Another added on Twitter, “FB feed is currently flooded with ‘sponsored’ ads claiming it’s true. Been reporting all of them as False News and scams, but you may have to take legal action against FB, since they’re raking in the cash by selling ad space to spam and malware sites.”
A rep for Facebook did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.