‘Biggest Loser’ Star Jillian Michaels Sued Over Diet Pills
Lawyer in LA files lawsuit against the star claiming her dietary supplement is “worthless.”
Thanks to the success of The Biggest Loser, Jillian Michaels has branded herself as a weight loss expert, putting her name on exercise products, workout DVDs, and diet pills, like the Jillian Michaels Maximum Strength Calorie Control dietary supplement.
But now, Michaels has a lawsuit on her hands. Melissa Harnett, a lawyer, filed a suit against Michaels in L.A. County Superior Court claiming Michaels’ diet pills are “worthless” and merely a way for her to make money off of the American public.
“Telling people you take two magic pills and then eat chocolate cake all day is a deception,” Harnett told TMZ.
In the lawsuit, Harnett requests that sales of the diet pill be prohibited and that Michaels pay for “damages.”
In response, Michaels released a statement saying:
“Unfortunately, anyone can file a lawsuit in California. All it takes is a $355 filing fee. Not only have placebo-controlled, double-blind, published clinical studies been conducted on the active calorie-control compound in Jillian Michaels Maximum Strength Calorie Control, but that research was reviewed by some of the leading weight-loss experts in the world before Jillian would put her name on the product…
“To anyone questioning the product’s effectiveness, we suggest you try it for yourself. Remember, no weight-control program or product works for everybody. That’s why there’s a 30 day 100% no-questions-asked money-back guarantee.”
Hmm… is there a no-questions-asked guarantee because they don’t want to hear anything related to, “this pill doesn’t work”? (TMZ)