Jillian Michaels Sued over ‘Potentially Lethal’ Diet Pills
Jillian Michaels, star of “The Biggest Loser,” has made a name for herself on the hit reality television show helping contestants lose weight. She has also had a very lucrative business selling various supplements designed to assist consumers in their quest to get in shape. But Michaels products have come under fire and now she has been sued for the fourth time this year.
The latest controversy that got Jillian Michaels sued involves Triple Process Total Body Detox & Cleanse, which according to the lawsuit is potentially lethal. The class action lawsuit alleges unfair, deceptive and fraudulent business practices under the California Business and Professions Code. The complaint, which TMZ obtained, states that the amount in controversy exceeds $10 million. Specifically, that Triple Process Total Body Detox & Cleanse contains the following ingredients which are potentially harmful or deadly:
Irish Moss Powder: "causes gastrointestinal ulcers ... so toxic that it is the gel commonly applied to aircraft wings to dissolve ice" Bearberry: "known to cause nausea and vomiting" Yarrow: "a toxic lawn weed that causes dermatitis" Chinese Rhubarb: "a harsh laxative and dangerous diuretic that can cause sever dehydration and may cause irreversible liver damage" Fenugreek Seed: "interferes with digestion and causes both diarrhea and gas."
The plaintiff is only identified as R.D., a resident of California who purchased the product. The complaint states that the plaintiff wishes to be identified only by her initials “due to her very real fear of retaliation OR harassment by Defendants, who have demonstrated a pattern of harassing individuals who challenge their marketing practices. Defendants’ tactics include anonymous threatening telephone calls, invasion of private social network media, unwarranted contact with friends and family, and even online surveillance.”
Michaels has called the lawsuit baseless.
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