Fake Weight Loss Lawsuit
Actress Kirstie Alley attributed her noticeably slimmer figure to a weight-loss product she had been using, called Organic Liaison. Alley says she lost 100 pounds since she began taking it.
Plaintiff Marina Abramyan charges in the lawsuit filed Friday that Alley and Organic Liaison used false advertising. Abramyan claims that Alley’s weight loss was not due to the product, but to her daily dance practice as part of her “Dancing With The Stars” appearances.
As the HP points out, the former “Fat Actress,” has been peddaling the product everywhere from her own person website to QVC.
“I can assure you that if you follow this program, you’ll get healthier, lose weight, and not be ‘annoyingly’ hungry,” Alley claims in her QVC promotion.
“In peddling the Organic Liaison Program, Ms. Alley attributes her weight loss to the program, but in reality, Ms. Alley’s weight loss is due to nothing more than the tried and true concept of diet and exercise,” the complaint states, according to Courthouse News Service. “It is commonly known, and indeed a scientific fact, that if you are increasing exercise while decreasing caloric intake, you will lose weight. There is no magic pill or supplement that causes weight loss.”
Abramyan’s say she did not receive any of the advertised benefits, and that the actress and the company engaged in “a healthy deception” to increase sales.
Furthermore, 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.”
Reps for Alley and Organic Liaison have not yet returned requests for comment.