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'Biggest Loser' Star -

Big Fat Liar ... Allegedly

2/10/2010 2:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Based on the weight of the evidence "The Biggest Loser" star Jillian Michaels is pulling a dietary fast one on the American public for profit ... according to a new class action lawsuit.

Jillian Michaels
According to documents filed in L.A. County Superior Court, the Jillian Michaels Maximum Strength Calorie Control dietary supplement is "worthless."

The lawyer who filed the suit, Melissa Harnett, tells TMZ, "Telling people you take two magic pills and then eat chocolate cake all day is a deception."

The suit alleges, "Sadly, Michaels has decided to exploit her fame and goodwill by collaborating with Thin Care and Basic Research to promote a weight loss supplement that purportedly will cause weight loss by itself, without any additional effort on the part of the consumer."

The suit asks for an injunction prohibiting the sale of the product, plus damages.

UPDATE
: Jillian has released the following statement:

"Unfortunately, anyone can file a lawsuit in California. All it takes is a $355 filing fee. That research was reviewed by some of the leading weight-loss experts in the world before Jillian would put her name on the product.

The lawsuit will be handled in the courts like all other lawsuits, and we are confident we will prevail."

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L337M4573R    

just stop eating and exercise

im tired of the whinning

1714 days ago
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Jennifer    

Why is this a surprise to anyone that the Jillian Michaels calorie control diet supplement does not work? None of those types of pills do anything to help lose weight. I am, however, shocked, that Jillian would even put out diet supplements seeing as how she is always emphasizing exercise and good nutrition on The Biggest Loser. I love Jillian, but what was she thinking doing this?

1714 days ago
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blue-eyes    

I wish there were pills to fix the constant "i'm severely constipated" expression she always has.

1714 days ago
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benny    

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1714 days ago
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Puffy    

It's a wonder people continue to buy ANY kind of weight loss pill. They have never worked, never will, and in fact probably cause illness in some cases.

What I hate more than this endorsement of the diet pills though is the pseudo-psychology that's becoming more prominent in every episode. For heaven's sake. Sheesh. You are a personal trainer, maybe a good one but you suck at psychology and have NO QUALIFICATIONS. I just cringe and recoil every time I see her try to "break down" someone and get to their core issues. Couldn't the show employ REAL shrinks to help people instead having Jillian, with that horrible manufactured look of intense concentration and concern on her face try to get the contestant to "confess" Ieeeee it pains me so much. Get rid of the stupid product endorsements in the middle of the show too. They have become embarassing to watch and if they keep doing it, I am outta there bub! LOL I must be cranky today!

1714 days ago
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Ella    

From what I've seen of Jillian Michaels, she promotes diet and exercise more than anything. I'm not a big fan but I really doubt she has ever made the claim that someone should pop some pills and eat junk all day.

This woman isn't that stupid though. She simply sees someone with money promoting a product and wants a cut of the wealth. Too many Americans are a bunch of evil, sue happy bitches. I hope she's laughed out of court.

1714 days ago
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Valerie    

I don't think Jillian Michaels has ever said that her new supplement line will "cause weight loss by itself, without any additional effort on the part of the consumer." She's always said to use them in addition to a healthy diet and exercise program.


1714 days ago
39.

Kimposter    

I eat chocolate cake all day and never gain weight!!

1714 days ago
40.

Kimposter    

i EAT CAKE ALL DAY AND NEVER GAIN WEIGHT!!!

1714 days ago
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Kimposter    

I eat pie all day and never gain weight!!!!

1714 days ago
42.

Kimposter    

D o you mean to tell me these male enhancement pills I ordered don't work?

1714 days ago
43.

Scarypeople    

Supplement products like this are for lazy asses. Just cut down on what you put into your mouth and stop looking for a quick fix!!!

1714 days ago
44.

Jean    

If you check out the product, it does say it works in conjunction with a 'sensible diet and exercise plan' and that it's purpose is to curb your appetite so you don't eat as much. If you go ahead and stuff yourself with chocolate cake anyway, even when you aren't hungry...I wouldn't call that a 'sensible' plan at all. It's unfortunate that Jillian linked herself to any diet supplement though, everyone knows that they're BS and she should stick to the message that you need to EAT LESS and EXERCISE MORE. Simple and true.

1714 days ago
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Tracee    

I've watched a lot of Jillian Michaels' programs and have seen on the Biggest Loser and she has NEVER purported that you can lose weight by doing anything other than eating sensibly and exercising. By now, anyone with a brain should know that you can't lose weight by taking a pill...and that you shouldn't want to. And if you don't have a brain or sense, you definitely shouldn't be suing someone for no good reason.

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