The Kardasian sisters, Kim, Kournety and Khloe, are reportedly being sued for $5 million for claiming that the over-the-counter weight loss pills called QuickTrim were the reason why they look so good.
TMZ reports that the suit was filed in New York by Bursor & Fisher, who claim that the Kardashians are blatantly lying about the pills, claiming that they actually work. QuickTrim’s main ingredient is caffeine, but the lawsuit claims that “The FDA has determined [caffeine] is not a safe or effective treatment for weight control.”
Bursor & Fisher are representing four clients. Each claim that they never would have bought the products in the first place if the reality stars were not endorsing it, according to the New York Post. The plaintiffs note in the suit that all of QuickTrim’s ads “generally feature…photos of one or more of the Kardashian sisters in a bikini or other revealing attire.”
TMZ notes that the sisters have been endorsing QuickTrim since 2009. Kim once wrote on Twitter that, “Our QuickTrim cleanse will be massive! Khloe has already lost so much weight.”
The suit claims that QuickTrim promises that it has “…a clinically proven formula that will increase metabolism, curb appetite and promote weight loss” in its advertising.
According to US News, QuickTrim is meant to “detoxify and clean” the body, which is somehow supposed to help a person lose weight. However, a study in the “Journal of Family Practice” found that colon cleansing could actually be harmful to your body and that there is no evidence to suggest that it would actually help you lose weight. US News found that QuickTrim is really just a mix of stimulants, laxatives, and diuretics. “I don’t think anyone should take these products,” Adriane Fugh-Berman, a physician and associate professor at Georgetown University Medical Center told the publication in October.
Representatives for the Kardashian sisters have yet to comment on the lawsuit.