Wayne Gretzky allegedly lied about losing weight while chewing gum – and a man is now suing the hockey legend over it… claiming The Great One’s big lie cost him $10 MILLION.
The allegations are all set out in a new lawsuit, obtained by TMZ Sportsfiled in Los Angeles on Monday.
The applicant, Steven Spark, says he created a “natural gum used to manage weight” and called it “the OMG gum.” He says in the suit he finally engaged to Wayne’s wife, Janet Marie Gretzkybe the spokesperson for the product.
The problem, according to Sparks, is that Wayne eventually made up a lie about the gum — saying that after chewing it for about two months … it helped him lose 35 pounds.
Sparks alleged that Wayne used the lie to increase stock in the company – “which he surreptitiously bought under his family’s name”.
Sparks, saying he had no idea Wayne was lying about losing weight, says he poured both cash and services back into the business. But, when Wayne finally admitted he invented weight loss, it brought the company down and hit Sparks hard in his wallet.
Sparks says he now has $10 MILLION – and sues Wayne, asking him to get it back and more.