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Jillian Michaels Sued Over Weight Loss Pill

Jillian Michaels Sued Over Weight Loss Pill

A class action lawsuit has been filed against 'The Biggest Loser' star and lesbian favorite Jillian Michaels. The trainer, who promotes exercise and healthy eating habits on the reality show 'The Biggest Loser,' is in serious legal trouble. The weight loss supplement is called "Jillian Michaels Maximum Strength Calorie Control" and is reportedly "worthless."

A class action lawsuit has been filed against The Biggest Loser star Jillian Michaels.

Michaels, who promotes exercise and healthy eating habits on the reality show The Biggest Loser, has put her name on a weight loss supplement that critics claim does absolutely nothing.

The weight loss supplement is called "Jillian Michaels Maximum Strength Calorie Control" and is reportedly getting the star trainer in serious legal trouble.

According to documents in the lawsuit filed in L.A. County Superior Court, the dietary supplement is "worthless."

The suit claims that "sadly ... [Michaels] decided to exploit her fame and goodwill by collaborating with" co-defendants Thin Care International and Basic Research.

Named plaintiff Christie Christensen accuses the three defendants of false advertising, unfair competition and consumer law violations. 

"Defendant Jillian Michaels developed a reputation as a credible fitness instructor by emphasizing that weight loss requires hard work and discipline," the complaint states.     

"Regrettably, however, she has decided to squander her fame by lending her name to a worthless dietary supplement called 'Jillian Michaels Maximum Strength Calorie Control.' Contrary to everything that Ms. Michaels has ever instructed, she and the companies peddling this product suggest it makes weight loss effortless, falsely claiming, 'Take Two Capsules Before Main Meals And You Lose Weight. That's It.'?    

 "Ms. Michaels knows better - taking two pills before eating does not miraculously cause weight loss. Plaintiff brings this lawsuit to enjoin these ongoing deceptions."

The class action lawsuit seeks an injunction and more than $5 million in damages. 

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