Kirstie Alley, who has tried to become a weight-loss guru, is the latest celebrity to be sued for allegedly making false claims about a sketchy diet product that she says helped her lose more than 100 pounds.
Alley, 61, makes the claims about QVC’s Organic Liaison, a supposed weight-loss product.
But a California woman, Marina Abramyan, is the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit that charges the tablets are ineffective. The lawsuit asserts that Alley lost weight because of her appearance on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” and a low calorie diet.
Alley joins Kim Kardashian and her sisters Khloe Kardasian, who are being sued for making false claims about their own QuickTrim diet products. The class action against them makes similar claims; that the diet products are ineffective.
In the case of Organic Liaison, the products are nothing more than calcium and fiber, according to the suit, reported by TMZ. The QuickTrim tabs contain mega-dose of caffeine, which government regulators say is not an effective weight loss product.
Kirstie weighed as much as 200 pounds at her heaviest and became a Jenny Craig spokesperson in 2005. She left the diet program in 2008 and created her own diet products in conjunction with the Church of Scientology, of which she is an active member.
She’s currently writing a tell-all book about her life and career, “The Art of Men (I Prefer Mine Al Dente),” which will be released in the fall. The book is billed as a “down-and-dirty account of all the men she’s slept with, danced with, drank with, and the ones she’s loved and hated during her sixty years on the planet.”
Check out one of her product endorsements below.