Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels is facing a possible class action lawsuit over the Maximum Strength Calorie Control dietary supplement being promoted under her name. The lawsuit, filed by a woman named Christie Christensen in Los Angeles, claims the supplement is “worthless” and advertising promoting the product is misleading.
“Telling people you take two magic pills and then eat chocolate cake all day is a deception,” attorney Melissa Harnett says. Harnett is representing Christensen in the lawsuit against Jillian Michaels and Calorie Control creator Basic Research. Christensen is seeking a class-action status for her suit.Â
“Defendant Jillian Michaels developed a reputation as a credible fitness instructor by emphasizing that weight loss requires hard work and discipline,” court documents filed in the lawsuit state.
“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 lawsuit is seeing an injunction against sale of the products and more than $5 million in damages. So far, reps for Jillian Michaels have not commented on the lawsuit.
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