Oprah Winfrey Files Lawsuit Against Weight Loss Company For Using Her Name To Advertise Products, Wants All Profits Made Turned Over To Her

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Oprah Winfrey is playing no games when it comes to her billion-dollar brand. The media icon has filed a lawsuit against a weight loss company that is accused of using her name to promote their products, according to RADAR Online.

The company, Emblaze One, reportedly used Oprah Winfrey’s name to advertise their gummies, including

“weight loss”

gummies and CBD gummies. Now Winfrey wants all her coins. Oprah is demanding the company turn over all the profits made, to her.

“Simply being associated with Ms. Winfrey and/or the OPRAH brand has in many cases, led to an exponential increase in a product’s sales,”

her attorney said.

“When Ms. Winfrey endorses a company or product, OW is entitled to and receives compensation that is commensurate with the value of the exploitation of Ms. Winfrey’s name, image, likeness, and persona, and protects from any potential diminution in value deriving from the commercial use of Ms. Winfrey’s publicity rights,”

her attorney added. 

Oprah is no stranger to teaming up with weight loss brands as she had a previous relationship with Weight Watchers as one of their leading ambassadors. However, her attorney says she carefully vets out companies before joining forces with them.

“Her reputation depends, in part, on the quality of the products and services she recommends, which she does only after careful consideration and vetting, through [her companies].”

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