Kirstie Alley might have lost 100 pounds, but at the moment she has a bit less to be cheering about. The 61-year-old actress is being sued for reportedly lying about how she shed the weight.
Scroll down to see photos of Kirstie Alley before and after her most recent weight loss.
Alley credits her weight loss to Organic Liaison, a weight loss program she helped develop, founded on the basis of "liaising" dieters from their daily eating habits to a healthier organic diet. The plan includes organic weight loss products, natural dietary supplements, and access to online diet and exercise tools.
"I can assure you that if you follow this program, you'll get healthier, lose weight, and not be 'annoyingly' hungry," Alley claims in her QVC promotion.
But at least one California native isn't buying it.
TMZ first reported that plaintiff Marina Abramyan has filed a class action lawsuit against Alley, Organic Liaison LLC and Organic Liaison Management, alleging that Alley did not lose 100 pounds by using Organic Liaison but rather by dancing the weight off during "Dancing With The Stars" Season 12 -- which started in March, same month she decided to create the Organic Liaison program -- and by following a strict low-calorie diet.
Abramyan tried the weight loss plan and claims the products "are nothing more than run-of-the-mill fiber and calcium supplements," according to Courthouse News Service, which reported on the lawsuit text. Abramyan did not lose any weight while using the products.
The plaintiff also alleges that Organic Liaison used false advertising, including allegedly deceptive photos of Alley, to promote the weight loss plan.
"In peddling the Organic Liaison Program, Ms. Alley attributes her weight loss to the program, but in reality, Ms. Alley's weight loss is due to nothing more than the tried and true concept of diet and exercise," the complaint states, according to Courthouse News Service. "It is commonly known, and indeed a scientific fact, that if you are increasing exercise while decreasing caloric intake, you will lose weight. There is no magic pill or supplement that causes weight loss."
Weight loss has been an uphill battle for the actress, who weighed 230 pounds in 2009. But in March 2011 she claimed to have found the solution in Organic Liaison. In September 2011, Alley announced that she had lost 100 pounds with the product.
"When I hit that mark, I went, 'That's it!' " Alley, who is now reportedly a size 6, told People magazine last September. "I have more energy than I've ever had in my whole life."
"I feel back to normal. I have my game again," she added.
While Alley has not publicly responded to the lawsuit, she did post the following comment Monday on Twitter:
Lol...noise noise.. lots of noise....One sure sign of success is noise...even Heroes have lice...;)
— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) July 23, 2012
Abramyan is seeking unspecified damages.
Kirstie Alley in March 2005
Kirstie Alley in January 2012
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