Kirstie Alley said during appearances on QVC and in online promotional materials that a weight-loss product called Organic Liaison helped her drop 100 pounds.
Now a disgruntled dieter thinks that should be the basis for a ridiculous, new lawsuit and is out to prove that Alley and the supplement maker have engaged in “nothing more than a healthy deception” to get people to buy their product.
Plaintiff Marina Abramyan charges in the lawsuit obtained by E! News thatDWTS ”tracked [Alley's] weight loss as a result of hours and hours of dancing every day for several months.” Meaning, Abramyan says, the supplements weren’t what whittled the Cheersstar’s frame down to an announced “size 6 and still counting.”
Alley’s extreme weight loss was the “result of an above average exercise regimen and extremely low calorie diet,” according to the suit.
Also in her complaint, Abramyan states that she purchased the product, followed the Organic Liaison Weight Loss Program and “did not experience any of the benefits Defendants advertised.”
She contends, there are “no well-controlled, well-conducted studies” regarding the effectiveness of Organic Liaison or whether or not they’re any better than “standard dietary supplements incapable of causing weight loss.”
Abramyan alleges that the supplement’s marketing campaign involving Alley violates Federal Trade Commission regulations and that she wrote to the company demanding they cease their deceptive practices. She is seeking an injunction preventing Organic Liaison from proceeding with its current campaign, which utilizes before-and-after-DWTS photos of Alley, as well as unspecified damages for the “proposed plaintiff class.”
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