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Herbalife: We Didn't Mean to Pay the Hiltons

4/27/2010 8:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

As if the Hilton family wasn't filthy rich enough ... a global weight loss company claims it's been paying Paris Hilton's parents huge chunks of money for no reason whatsoever.


Herbalife International just filed a lawsuit against Rick and Kathy Hilton, claiming the couple has been "erroneously" receiving royalties for several weight loss products for roughly 8 years.

Long story short -- Herbalife says in 1992, the couple provided services to the company to get a line of products off the ground ... products containing ephedrine that were discontinued in 2002 -- mostly because ephedrine was banned by the FDA.

Herbalife claims despite 86'ing the line .... it has still been paying the Hiltons royalties.  According to the suit, there have been ongoing but futile discussions about how much, if anything, the Hiltons should return.

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1.

Joe    

That guy looks like Quentin Tarantino!

1637 days ago
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pj blogger    

That is totally Herbalifes problem not the Hiltons...It is not the Hiltons fault that Herbalife has a horrible accountant.

1637 days ago
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JoE    

To bad for them! The Hiltons didnt do anything wrong
To bad to sad

1637 days ago
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big dirt bag    

hey post number 1 balls deep in your a s s

1637 days ago
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Lynne    

If no one wants it..I'm willing to share...

1637 days ago
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JLS    

This entire family is a wasteland. They have no sense of decency. Nicky Hilton is the worst. She just loves being mean.

1637 days ago
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CAA    

As much as I can't stand the latest generation of Hiltons it's NOT their problem corporate America doesn't know its ass from a hole in the ground.
I seriously doubt they even knew from where that money was coming.
SHOULD they give it back? Yes.



1637 days ago
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tyler    

I hope the company wins. The hiltons did nothing to deserve the money and are greedy. When people are broke and unemployed like me it makes me sick to see super rich people getting money for free. Just like the big bankers.

1637 days ago
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BeKewl    

This has nothing to do with The Situation or Snooki. When are we going to get some Jersey Shore gossip? X17online.com is providing way more updates.

1637 days ago
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Barbarascy    

Um, how dumb can you be? The Hiltons didn't steal the money. How in the hell do you pay somebody for eight years and then try to get the money back? I can't wait to see how this works out.

1637 days ago
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Dave    

OMG the rich get richer . . .that's unheard of

1637 days ago
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jdog    

typical of the rich....

1637 days ago
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seth    

FIRST \0/

1637 days ago
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bka62223    

DAMN... would that be a mother / daughter tag-team beyond compare??? Moms is hott!!! Hey, a guy can dream can't he???

1637 days ago
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low battery    

The rich keep getting richer. Oh yeah, wonderful parents too. :eyeroll:

1637 days ago
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