Jillian Michaels, star of NBC’s popular reality show, “The Biggest Loser,” is being sued by a fat girl named Christie Christensen, who claims she didn’t lose weight with the supplements endorsed by the celebrity trainer, according to the Associated Press. Saying she was duped into buying the “Jillian Michaels Maximum Strength Calorie Control” product. The lawsuit specifies that the pills did not lessen Christensen’s appetite and that she didn’t shed any pounds as the product promised, the Associated Press says.
A photo of the buff Michaels and her endorsement of the supplement is on product’s package, billing her as “America’s Toughest Trainer.” It also includes the claim “Two Capsules Before Main Meals and You Lose Weight…That’s It!” The lawsuit states: “Ms. Michaels knows better – taking two pills before eating does not miraculously cause weight loss.”
Christensen, whose suit notes that she has “struggled” with her weight for her entire life and bought “Calorie Control” because of Michaels’ endorsement, also is suing Basic Research, the Utah-based firm that makes and markets diet and weight loss products that the celebrity trainer endorses.
Basic Research In Hot Water Again
This isn’t the first time Basic Research has been in legal hot water. Click HERE to read of another case involving the diet pill giant. The suit seeks unspecified damages not expected to add up to more than $5 million. The supplement’s packaging notes that the statements claiming that the user will lose weight have not been approved by the FDA.