Remember back in 2010 when Kirstie Alley appeared on ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ and she lost all that weight? At the same time she decided to launch an “organic” juice and vitamin line called Organic Liason. She told everyone she lost her weight from using her own program, when really, it was because she was dancing her ass off in rehearsals. According to some, Kirstie’s detoxification regime was very similar to one developed by L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology (which she is a firm believer in).
Fast forward to 2012, and unsatisfied customers began pouring in. They claim her line is absolutely ineffective for weight loss, and that she was completely dishonest in how she lost all that weight. Now we learn that Kirstie was ordered to pay the woman $130,000 including her legal fees. Maybe worse than that, Kirstie has to admit that she lost her weight in 2011 from participating in ‘Dancing With the Stars.’ Ouch.
Court documents obtained exclusively by The Enquirer reveal that the former “Fat Actress” star paid out a hefty six-figure sum and quietly settled a lawsuit with a disgruntled customer who slammed Kirstie’s Organic Liaison diet products as nothing but a pricey fraud.
“This is a major setback not only to Kirstie’s profitable business enterprise, but also to her reputation” a source close to the star told The Enquirer. “Her expensive lawyers did everything in their power trying to dismiss the lawsuit, but the judge found Kirstie’s program misleading. Her claims that her products were proven to help lose weight were deemed false advertising.” CONTINUE READING…
Dissatisfied weight watcher Marina Abramyan, who initially filed suit against Alley’s Florida-based company in July 2012, finally got her day in court, forcing the former DWTS finalist to make changes to her product claims…
According to legal documents filed in LA Superior Court on March 20, 2013, Alley must abide by the settlement agreement, which includes removing the term “Proven Products” and issuing a disclaimer on Organic Liaison’s website explaining that it’s a “calorie-based weight-loss product.”
The plus-sized star’s bio page on the promotional website must also include a statement that Kirstie appeared on DWTS in 2011. In a final blow, Alley, 62, will pay Abramyan and her attorneys a whopping $130,000.
At Kirstie’s smallest (on this diet, apparently) she tried to convince us all that she was a size 4. I’ll give her this – she looked great. BUT she was no size 4. I can appreciate someone calling her out for her endless stream of BS. I feel so strongly about celebrities promoting products – that if I see a celebrity endorsed product – I steer clear of it. Give me real people – with real results. I don’t trust celebs.
Here’s the million $ question. Do you trust celebrity endorsements?