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Skinnygirl Margarita

is Full of CRAP ... says Lawsuit

9/8/2011 6:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


It ain't just Whole Foods that has an issue with the ingredients in Bethenny Frankel's Skinnygirl Margarita -- now, a class action lawsuit has been filed against the company that owns the brand.

In the suit, filed in federal court in California, Reneta Bonar claims she and many other people have been duped by Beam Global Spirits for making "deceptive statements" on the label of Skinnygirl.

According to the lawsuit, Beam advertises the drink as "all natural" -- and claims it contains no preservatives. But Bonar says it's all BS because the drink contains a preservative called sodium benzoate.

Skinnygirl was recently yanked off the shelves at Whole Foods -- after the market decided the drink was not using all natural ingredients.

Bonar is suing to force Beam to "engage in a corrective advertising campaign" ... and pay unspecified damages.

Beam has issued a statement saying, "In today's litigious society, nothing is surprising. The litigation filed in relation to the labeling of Skinnygirl Margarita is frivolous. We will defend our case vigorously, and we are fully confident we will prevail."



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First bitches

1139 days ago


The should add that it tastes horrible.

1139 days ago


FIRST biatches...

1139 days ago

Bad Motherhugger    

Why does this Frankel woman look like she's just snorted an eight-ball in EVERY picture I've seen of her?

1139 days ago

She's baaaack    

Is this woman another one of those housewives from tv? My god they're all aren't they?

1139 days ago


If BEAM GLOBAL SPIRITS feels the lawsuit is full of crap, is that the "all natural" explanation to their SKINNY GIRL product?

Strange how takin' and makin' THE MONEY is NO PROBLEM but being truthful IS a problem.

1139 days ago


in this age of people wanting everything except to be held accoutable - it's time to hold someone's feet to the fire
should be done more!
then maybe we'd see more honesty and responsibility for things like this or hopefully even for people's actions/words

1139 days ago


That's what you get when you believe in skanks.

1139 days ago

Sanity please    

Anyone who EVER thought that a product that can stand on a shelf for over two weeks completely unspoiled is "all natural" just shows how stupid they truly are. Sodium benzoate is an additive (meaning 'added after product composition') and is not a part of the drink's recipe to taste, it simply renders the liquid product "shelf-stable".
What we're looking at here is a play on words.... it's not illegal and if all the fat cracks out there actually spent time educating themselves they wouldn't feel so diluted (heheh, ANOTHER play on words for you there). STOP demanding that everyone around you make your life easier and educate YOURSELF. Do some research on sodium benzoate & you'll find that 90% of all drinks sold in stores (other than water) contain this additive. So pull your panties out of a wad, clear your head, & hey..... go add Ocean Spray, Minute Maid, & Coca-cola to your class action ;) Increase those chances girls!!!

1139 days ago

Laura Lou    

There is NO WAY this woman suing was harmed. She just wants 1. fame and 2. money. Wait, is the woman suing of the Real Housewives franchise? This society is way too litigious for its own good.

1139 days ago


Harvey once again sets out to destroy someone's product or reputation! Bethenny already made her money, and I'm sure worked with a team of lawyers on every detail. Who is this Reneta Bonar, if she even exists? And how was she "damaged" by this product to justify being "PAID"? Amazing what comes out from under a rock when they smell money!

1139 days ago


1139 days ago


She already sold the product so she's OFF the hook. Still laughing at idiots who want alcohol that's "All Natural". Morons!

1139 days ago


One possibility is when they ought it out from Frankel, they changed the formula to make it more profitable for them. COmpanies dso that all the time.

Since it's her name and not the owner/maker's name being dragged through the mud, Frankel needs to ivnestigate.

1139 days ago

happy for her    

really???? if you don't like it then don't drink it! stop hatin' because bethany did good for herself....move on people, there are much bigger issues to worry about!

1139 days ago
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