People are seriously upset with Bethenny Frankel's Skinnygirl Margarita!
Following the news that Whole Foods removed the drink from their shelves because it contains a possibly carcinogenic preservative called sodium benzoate, a California woman has filed a class action lawsuit against the beverage!
Reneta Bonar is suing Skinnygirl's parent company, Beam Global, for making "deceptive statements" on the label, which claims the margarita is "all natural".
Sources say the woman is suing
because she can to force Beam to "engage in a corrective advertising campaign" and, of course, pay unspecified damages.
She may have already gotten her wish though. According to the Skinnygirl website, the bottle will replace the "all natural" claim with "natural flavor" instead.
In any case, the company behind Skinnygirl is confident they will prevail in court and released a statement saying:
"In today's litigious society, nothing is surprising. The litigation filed in relation to the labeling of Skinnygirl Margarita is frivolous. We will defend our case vigorously, and we are fully confident we will prevail."
We don't see how this woman deserves any money beyond the $12.99 (if the judge is generous) she paid for the bottle because we're a little baffled by what exactly her "damages" were.
It should be inneresting to hear how this plays out in court!
[Image via WENN.]
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