Lawsuit Filed Regarding Bethenny Frankel's Margarita

Nov 28, 2011 - LegalZoom News Sources
A lawsuit was filed against reality show star Bethenny Frankel for false advertisement of her Skinnygirl Margarita product.

Reality TV star Bethenny Frankel recently saw an amended version of a false advertisement lawsuit filed against her signature Skinnygirl Margarita product.

The label on Frankel's Skinnygirl Margarita states the drink is made up of 100 percent blue agave tequila, which according to the lawsuit is false.

Christopher Rapcinsky and Erin Bakerfiled filed the class action lawsuit recently as an amended version of their original $10 million lawsuit against the makers of the cocktail, for falsely advertising the drink is all natural, with no preservatives. Whole Foods took the product off its shelves earlier this year after it was discovered that the product contained potentially carcinogenic preservatives, such as sodium benzoate.

Frankel, who was on the reality show "Real Housewives of New York City," has maintained that the margarita only has two ingredients, which are 100 percent blue agave tequila and agave nectar.

The lawsuit alleges Skinnygirl's entire marketing campaign is made up of falsehoods.

This isn't the first time Frankel has been accused of lying. According to the New York Post, some of her detractors said she spread false stories of dating New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez.