Jillian Michaels Sued For a Third Time

by | February 17, 2010 at 6:17 PM | TV News

Jillian Michaels (NBC)

Jillian Michaels (NBC)


Hard-driving super trainer Jillian Michaels is facing a third lawsuit over her endorsement of “magic pill” weight-loss products. But the language of the legal wrangling is getting more serious. Deadly serious.

According to TMZ, in the latest case filed as part of a class-action lawsuit in L.A. County Superior Court, lawyers claim weight-loss products backed by the ‘The Biggest Loser‘ personal trainer contain a “potentially lethal” ingredient list.

Similar complaints have been established in two other lawsuits made public this month.

The new lawsuit alleges that Michaels and the product manufacturers, Thin Care and Basic Research, intentionally failed to disclose that the main ingredients of the supplements purportedly combine to make a “toxic cocktail.”

Specifically, the claim alleges that ‘citrus aurantium‘ has proven to have caused cardiac ailments and high-blood pressure in at-risk individuals. The magic formula can be found in the diet pill marketed as the “Jillian Michaels Maximum Strength Fat Burner” and other products in the line.

Michaels says, “I stand behind all my products and remain committed to helping people achieve their health and wellness goals.”

“My reputation and credibility are of the utmost importance to me,” she said in a statement released to the Associated Press last week. “This baseless lawsuit is entirely without merit and is being handled by my legal team.”

So the gloves are off. We’ll see if Jillian Michaels is as tough in court as she is on TV.

Watch Jillian Michaels in Action on “The Biggest Loser”: