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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Skinnygirl Margarita!

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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!

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Bethenny Frankel Responds To Cocktail Carcinogen Criticism

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Bethanny Frankel response to criticism

After Skinnygirl Margarita was pulled from the shelves of Whole Foods, a grocery store known for it's healthy choices, Bethenny Frankel has had some explaining to do!

According to Whole Foods, they "had to stop selling" Bethenny's product because "it contains a preservative that does not meet our quality standards."

It turns out the preservative in question, called sodium benzoate, can become carcinogenice if mixed with other substances!

Although Bethenny let some words fly to the press, she has finally made a formal statement on her website, writing:

"There has been a lot of coverage in the media about my Skinnygirl Margarita cocktail.

We would not sell anything that I don’t personally drink. I’m a natural foods chef and health is a top priority for me and my family. The Skinnygirl Margarita is made with natural ingredients and its label is consistent with U.S. federal regulations, which is why it is carried in stores nationwide and continues to fly off the shelves.

I built my brand on trust and honesty. I don’t take lightly obvious attempts to put my integrity in question. I will always answer your questions and concerns directly and truthfully."

It sounds like she is confident the margarita will continue to sell despite the bad press and isn't making any apologies for any ingredients.

Will U continue to drink Skinnygirl Margarita?

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