Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan‘s Kirstie Alley has been sued for false advertising.
The suit was filed by Marian Abramyan, who used Alley’s Organic Liaison line of weight loss products.
Alley has struggled with weight issues for many years, and while heavy, had her own reality TV show called Fat Actress. She is a former spokeswoman for the Jenny Craig weight-loss program.
Recently, Alley lost one hundred pounds according to an advertisement for Organic Liaison, which gives credit to the Organic Liaison weight loss products. “I can assure you if you follow this program; you’ll get healthier, lose weight and not be ‘annoyingly’ hungry.”
Abramyan’s suit claims that she didn’t “experience any of the benefits defendants advertise. Ms. Alley’s weight loss is not due to the Organic Liaison Program but rather is the result of an above average exercise regimen and extremely low calorie diet, including her time on the television program Dancing With the Stars, where she spent five to seven hours a day exercising as part of the competition. 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.
“Defendants planned and participated in and furthered a common scheme by means of false, misleading, and deceptive representations to induce members of the public to purchase the Organic Liaison Weight Loss Program.”
The suit seeks unspecified damages and an injunction to prevent Organic Liaison from using Alley’s before-and-after weight loss photos.
“We will vigorously defend ourselves against these frivolous claims,” said Organic Liaison.
Source: The Los Angeles Times