Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

Bethenny Frankel Sued Over 'All Natural' Skinnygirl Margarita

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

Well former ‘Real Housewife’ and natural foods chef Bethenny Frankel isn’t having much luck when it comes to her Skinnygirl Margarita. Last week, we reported Whole Foods pulled the plug on Frankel’s cocktail line, because it wasn’t “all natural,” like the reality starlet claims. Well now one Skinnygirl consumer is suing Frankel over her misleading product.

The class action lawsuit, filed in federal court in California and obtained by TMZ, was filed by Reneta Bonar. She claims she and other Skinnygirl consumers were misled into buying the product due to false advertising claims.

Bonar also alleged Frankel and Beam Global Spirits, the manufacturer of the popular cocktail line, tricked people into buying the product. According to Bonar, “deceptive statements” were made regarding the ingredients of the beverage.

Even though the alcoholic drink is FDA-approved, court documents accuse Frankel and its maker that her margarita line is not “all natural.” Brought to light last week, the Skinnygirl product was revealed to have a small amount of sodium benzoate, a chemical preservative.

Bonar’s complaint seeks unspecified damages from Frankel and Beam Global. It also demands that the manufacturer “engage in a corrective advertising campaign.” However, Beam has dismissed the legal action and claims the product “meets the highest quality standards,” it revealed in a statement.

“In today’s litigious society, nothing is surprising,” the company’s statement reads. “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.”

Tuesday, Frankel released her own statement on her website and titled it “Setting the Record Straight.” She wrote, “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,” she continued. “I don’t take lightly obvious attempts to put my integrity in question. I will always answer your questions and concerns directly and truthfully.”

Will this affect whether you buy the popular Margarita line? Let us hear your comments!

Like us on Facebook:

Prisons profit from exploiting life and labour

Most young workers don’t want anything to do with manual labour jobs in meat and dairy, and as a result, a large majority of agricultural workers are marginalized people

If you’re mourning Sudan the rhino, go vegan

The world needs more vegans because more than dollars or pledges or sad-emoji riddled posts, our individual efforts can stop the demand for horns, for zoos, for animal flesh, and for the exploitation of any living being.

Criticize veganism, but don’t discredit it

Oppressive and harmful behaviour has no place in a movement rooted in anti-oppression.