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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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61.

Dennis Trujillo    

A bag of cheeseburgers would not supress her appetite. Push yourself away from the table. . .

1686 days ago
62.

Bianca    

Jillian is a sellout. The woman suing her is an opportunistic loser... HOWEVER... supposedly, Jillian is all about the tough love and losing weight the right way with hard work. And what does she do? Try to make an easy buck by supporting a diet supplement. Who still buys into this crap anyway???? If supplements worked, we would ALL BE THIN.

That being said, I'll bet this woman PLANNED the whole thing. She bought it knowing darn well she wouldn't lose any weight by taking the supplement and figured she would try to make her easy buck when it inevitably failed to deliver on advertised promises.

1686 days ago
63.

um, no thanks    

Green tea seems to help some people loose weight, even when they don't change their routine as does caffeine, as does red pepper.
Maybe the attorney would settle for a gift certificate to elaine bryant and/or some old halloween candy.

1686 days ago
64.

I'dTapThat    

Can I sue her for her crappy Fitness Ultimatum for Wii that I wasted my money on?

1686 days ago
65.

Su    

Why is she considered a celebrity to begin with? Give me a break.
The only way to lose weight, is to eat right and exercise.


P.S. Never take advice from someone with that much plastic surgery.

1685 days ago
66.

Kay    

When will people take ownership of their own health? THERE IS NO MAGIC PILL. There are products available to help you help yourself, but if you think you can take a pill and it's done for you, then you pretty much get the results you asked for.

My weight loss is a journey everyday and it doesn't require pills or a supplement. It helps, but I have to do the work, counting those calories and getting off the couch moving.

Lazy and greedy people, what more can you say.

1685 days ago
67.

bobbie h    

another money grubber that lets hollywood go to her head.....They are right she does know better.She works with these sad screwed up fat ppl all the time....so give some losers at home too depressed to get off the couch some false hope and cash in!MONEY GRUBBING BITCH>..........Hmmm maybe we have found out who the biggest loser is

1684 days ago
68.

frdhter    

Jillian has released the following statement:



"Unfortunately, anyone can file a lawsuit in California. All it takes is a $355 filing fee. well jillian after people buy your expensive stuff dvd's etc etc, how can they have $355 leftover to file a lawsuit?. bottom line is you have $355 million to settle out of court for pennies on their $355 filing fee.

1625 days ago
69.

anne    

Jillian Michaels Detox is dangerous to take. I took it for 7 of the 14 days supply - it did nothing, absolutely nothing. On the 8th day I woke up with severe chest pain, went to ER to find I was having a heart attack that has been attributed to high blood pressure created by the ingredients in this product. I did NOT have high blood pressure prior to taking this product. I spent 2 days in ICU and now have damage to the lower area of my heart and have to be on 6 diff meds for who knows how long and go to cardiac rehab. The packaging has NO warnings about possible problems and does not list the ingredients nor did it have any instruction sheet.

1580 days ago
70.

Lisa King    

Anyone interested in a class action lawsuit who incurred charges over a trial subscription that ended early?

1505 days ago
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