MIAMI, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrity doctor and author Sanford Siegal, D.O., M.D., creator of the immensely popular Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET® weight-loss approach and products, and Dr. Siegal's Direct Nutritionals, LLC, the brand's global distributor, this morning filed a lawsuit against reality TV personality Kim Kardashian over two statements they allege Kardashian made on her Twitter page on October 29, 2009. A total of four counts are contained in the complaint stemming from the following statements:
"Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet is falsely promoting that I'm on this diet. NOT TRUE! I would never do this unhealthy diet! I do QuickTrim!"
"If this Dr. Siegal is lying about me being on this diet, what else are they lying about?"
"Perhaps I shouldn't presume to question Kim Kardashian's medical opinion. After all, I'm no reality TV star, just a physician who's treated more than a half million overweight patients during a fifty-year medical career," said Dr. Siegal. "But when I saw her derogatory comments about my diet and my character, I knew we had no choice but to take action. Disparaging someone's product while surreptitiously hawking someone else's in the same breath is, to use Kim's words, 'not cool!'"
Dr. Siegal went on to say that his diet is safe and that not one of the hundreds of thousands of patients whom he has treated with Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET® experienced any significant problems.
"At 1,000 to 1,200 calories a day, Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet isn't even a VLCD, a very low calorie diet. It's actually a pretty mainstream approach that's safe, that works, and that many other doctors have used in their own medical practices," added Dr. Siegal.
According to Dr. Siegal's and DSDN's complaint filed in Florida's 11th Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade County, Florida, Case 09-93439CA15, Dr. Siegal recently
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