Reality TV star Kendra Wilkinson is being sued for promoting a weight loss supplement called Ab Cuts. Kendra has endorsed Ab Cuts – which claims to assist with body fat reduction in the abdominal and thigh areas – since shortly after the birth of her son, Hank Baskett IV, in 2009.
Plaintiff Adam Karhu has filed a federal class action lawsuit against Kendra, as well as General Nutrition Corp, General Nutrition Centers, and Corr-Jensen Labs, for promoting Ab Cuts as a healthy, effective weight loss supplement.
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The complaint states, "Ab Cuts is ineffective for weight control and the reduction of fat in the abdominal, hip, and thigh areas because studies show that the active ingredient in Ab Cuts, Conjugated Linoleic Acid, does not reduce body fat mass or sagittal abdominal diameter and does not cause weight loss."
According to Karhu, the aforementioned active ingredient also increases the risk of type II diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease.
The complaint continues, "Defendants market Ab Cuts through a multimedia advertising campaign featuring reality TV star Kendra Wilkinson, whose image adorns nearly every advertisement for the product. She also solicits sales of the products through her Facebook and Twitter accounts, through appearances at GNC stores, and through frequent paid appearances in celebrity magazines."
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