Kirstie Alley Weight Loss: Actress Being Sued in CA for Organic Liaison
Kirstie Alley Sued for Her Organic Liaison Weight Loss Program and Diet Pills
LOS ANGELES, CA - Back in 2005, Kirstie Alley was getting quite large. Then she lost a lot of weight with Jenny Craig and made that company a lot of money. However, she quickly put the weight back on. Then came dancing with the stars, another drop of 100 or so pounds, and the launch of Organic Liaison, a line of health foods, diet supplements and help for people trying to lose weight.
The problem is that some people are claiming that Alley did not lose 100 pounds using the Organic Liaison diet, but rather she lost the weight due to a low-calorie diet and dancing her tush off in preparation for the big Dancing with the Stars show.
While Alley has not publicly responded to the lawsuit to big media, she has taken to Twitter to let her thoughts about the situation be known.
TMZ was the first to break the news that plaintiff Marina Abramyan had filed a class action lawsuit against Alley, Organic Liaison LLC and Organic Liaison Management. The suit also alleges that Organic Liaison used false advertising - including the use of allegedly deceptive photos of Alley - to promote the weight loss plan.
"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," the complaint states, according to Courthouse News Service. "It is commonly known, and indeed a scientific fact, that if you are increasing exercise while decreasing caloric intake, you will lose weight. There is no magic pill or supplement that causes weight loss."
Alley has been talking about her weight loss program everywhere - from the official Kirstie Alley website to the Kirstie Alley blog to the television network QVC, there's not many places you can see Alley and not hear about her miraculous new way to lose weight - that's not Jenny Craig. No, really, it's not.
"I can assure you that if you follow this program, you'll get healthier, lose weight, and not be 'annoyingly' hungry," Alley claimed in her QVC promotion. (Note: if you go to that page now, you get a message from QVC stating, "The product you requested cannot be ordered from QVC via the Internet. It is, however, available for order by phone. Please call 1-888-345-5788 to order."
Interesting, but it is not known if it is related to the lawsuit in any way.