Kim and sisters Kourtney and Khloe have been named as defendants in a class action lawsuit filed in March. It claims the QuickTrim diet pills they promote are nothing more than hyper-doses of caffeine that are unsafe to take.
Kim and Khloe have reguarly hyped the product as part of the diet regime, which has featured a bikini-clad Kim on the cover of numerous tabloid magazines. The product has reportedly generated $45 million in revenue since they struck the deal with New Jersey-based Windmill Health Products in 2009, according to the firm.
The Kardashians have finally filed court papers responding to the lawsuit and claim they donât own or sell the products. Therefore, they cannot be held liable for any false claims they have made.
They have asked the court to dismiss them as defendants, claiming no law holds spokespeople accountable for false advertising. But thatâs not entirely true.
Doctor to the stars Carlton Colker was sued by the Federal Trade Commission over bogus claims he made about a love potion that heâd concocted and hawked in television infomercials. He was also sued in relation to claims he made about a diet supplement.
The suit filed by the law firm of Bursor and Fisher charges that the Kardashians lied to the public through commercials, magazines and social media. Kim routinely endorses products to her Twitter followers, without disclosing that she is being paid to do so.
In on instance involving QuickTrim, Kim wrote: âOur QuickTrim cleanse will be massive! Khloe has already lost so much weight.â
Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman, a physician and associate professor at Georgetown University Medical Center, told USNews that QuickTrim diet supplements, could be dangerous and even fatal to some people because of the high level of caffeine.
The Kardashian sisters have made a virtual industry out of their weight gain and loss claims. Kim has been sharply criticized for promoting diet pills, while Khloe and Kourtney have gained and lost the same weight for years.
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