Washington, July 24 (ANI): An angry dieter is suing Kirstie Alley over an alleged weight-loss product scam, in which the actress claims she shed 100 pounds by using the supplement ‘Organic Liaison’.
Marina Abramyan has claimed that Kirstie and the product’s maker have engaged in “nothing more than a healthy deception” and her new figure was down to her appearance on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ in the early months of 2011.
The consumer filed a lawsuit at Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, which claims the former ‘Cheers’ star’s extreme weight loss was the “result of an above average exercise regime and extremely low calorie diet”.
She also claims that ‘DWTS’ “tracked [Alley's] weight loss as a result of hours and hours of dancing every day for several months”.
Abramyan alleged that the supplement’s marketing campaign involving Alley violates Federal Trade Commission regulations and that she wrote to the company demanding they cease their deceptive practices.
However, the company wrote back to Abramyan, denying her claims and refusing to change their advertising practices, prompting her to file suit.
She is seeking an injunction preventing Organic Liaison from proceeding with its current campaign, which utilizes before-and-after ‘Dancing With The Stars’ photos of Alley, as well as unspecified damages for the “proposed plaintiff class”. (ANI)