F-Factor Diet Creator Sues Instagram Influencer for Defamation
The creator of the F-Factor regime says her business is virtually under financial assistance … and she points the finger at an Instagram influencer for allegedly destroying her business by citing false claims.
Tanya zuckerbrot – a registered dietitian and Instagram influencer – continues the Instagram influencer Emily gellis claiming that as of July, she made over 4,500 false claims over a 75-day period that her F-Factor diet is causing physical harm … and in some cases, death, according to documents obtained by TMZ .
In the literature, Zuckerbrot says she created protein powders and protein bars in 2017 touting her F-Factor diet, which she describes as a “liberating and sustainable approach to weight loss and optimal health. based on scientifically proven high fiber nutrition. “
Zuckerbrot claims Gellis has 750 minutes of video to trash the regime. She says Gellis falsely claimed that F-Factor products caused a woman to miscarry. Zuckerbrot also claims that Gellis falsely claimed that the products contained dangerous levels of arsenic. According to the lawsuit, Gellis also falsely claimed that someone died as a result of using the product.
Zuckerbrot has a long list of things she claims Gellis – who has 208k IG followers – has said about her and diet products, including accusing Zuckerbrot of “selling packaged f *** ing poison.” and “enjoy[ing] of this cult mentality.
She claims the company was generating over a million dollars in revenue per month … until “Emily’s illegal, abusive and harassing social media misconduct,” which Zuckerbrot said caused caused “devastating financial damage and enormous emotional distress.”
For his part … Zuckerbrot touts his credentials as a dietitian that has included a private practice for over 20 years, a Masters in Nutrition and Food Studies from NYU and as an accredited member of the American Dietetic Association. She says Gellis has no previous nutrition experience. Zuckerbrot is suing for libel and wants over $ 500,000 in damages and that Gellis keep her mouth shut on her and her product.
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