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Biggest Loser's Jillian Michaels Sued For Third Time Over Diet Pill

Feb. 16 2010, Published 11:00 a.m. ET

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Jillian Michaels legal woes are not going away anytime soon - in fact, have learned that they've just become even worse - with a third lawsuit being filed against the Biggest Loser trainer in court on Tuesday.

Read The New Lawsuit Against Jillian Michaels

In the class action lawsuit filed at L.A. County Court the third litigant to sue, Kathy Hensley, claims that the diet pill that Jillian Michaels endorses contains a "potentially lethal" ingredient, namely citrus aurantium.

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Hensley claims that citrus aurantium is known to cause high blood pressure and serious cardiac problems in certain individuals. She says that Jillian, along with Thin Care and Basic Research failed to disclose the ingredient as one of the components of "The Jillian Michaels Maximum Strength Fat Burner" thereby putting consumers at potential risk.

Hensley, who is suing for less than $5,000, has filed the suit against Michaels, Thin Care, Basic Research and Walgreens.

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The two previous lawsuits that have been filed against Michaels allege false claims and violations of California consumer laws. In one of the lawsuits, it states, ""Contrary to everything that Ms. Michaels has ever instructed, she and the companies peddling this product suggest it makes weight-loss effortless, falsely claiming: 'Take two capsules before main meals and you lose weight. That's it.' "

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In a statement released after the first lawsuit dropped Michaels defended her product, saying, "My reputation and credibility are of the utmost importance to me. This baseless lawsuit is entirely without merit and is being handled by my legal team. I stand behind all my products and remain committed to helping people achieve their health and wellness goals."



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