On NBC’s The Biggest Loser, trainer Jillian Michaels is known for her no-bull-allowed attitude in the gym as she attempts to help her obese pupils drop massive amounts of weight in a very short time. But one woman is now seeking class-action status for a lawsuit that claims Jillian should have had the same no-nonsense stance toward a diet supplement she’s lent her name to.
In a suit filed yesterday in a Los Angeles court, Christie Christensen alleges false advertising of a product called Jillian Michaels Maximum Strength Calorie Control, which she claims did nothing to curb her appetite or help her shed pounds.
At the crux of the lawsuit is the product’s slogan, “Two Capsules Before Main Meals and You Lose Weight… That’s It!”
In the suit, which also names manufacturer Basic Research and seeks unspecified damages, the plaintiff states, “Ms. Michaels knows better — taking two pills before eating does not miraculously cause weight loss.”
The court filing states Christensen purchased the product because it was endorsed by Michaels, who also lends her name to at least four other diet supplements, along with a handful of other fitness products.