Saturday, March 29, 2008

Insider Exclusive Features Kimkins Scandal

The Insider Exclusive TV show with host Steve Murphy has aired a 30-minute feature episode exposing the Kimkins diet scandal. This news program is the longest and arguably the best coverage of this diet scam so far. This in-depth report features clips from the excellent surveillance work of private investigator Robert Charlton, as well as previously aired clips from the KTLA news reports with Chip Yost, Fox TV's The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, and ABC's Good Morning America. This exclusive report also features interviews with lead attorney and health fraud expert John Tiedt, co-counsel and class action expert Michael Cohen, cardiologist Dr. Americo Simonini of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and former Kimkins member Terry Lind, who articulately related her own negative experiences with Kimkins.

Highlights include John Tiedt explaining that having a defendant's assets frozen via Writ of Attachment in a proposed class action suit prior to certification is virtually unprecedented, simply never done. Yet due to the unusual circumstances of this case, the writ to freeze Heidi Diaz' assets was granted. (In fact, the writ was granted by one judge and even upheld by another judge.)

Michael Cohen stated that certification of class action status is expected soon, and that in addition to the return of class members' fees, the suit will be seeking injunctive relief, which, if granted, means that the site will be shut down.

John Tiedt also reported that evidence in this case has been turned over to the FTC, the District Attorney, and the Attorney General, and criminal prosecution in the near future is a very real possibility.

Click the Insider Exclusive image to watch the full report in another window:
Headline Legal News: Kimkins Diet Scandal|John E. Tiedt of The Law Office of Tiedt & Hurd

A shorter version (the first 10 minutes or so) is also available through YouTube:

Things are not going well for Ms. Diaz of Kimkins, and they do not look to get any better any time soon.


OhYeahBabe said...

Thanks for sharing. It doesn't look like things will get better any time soon, because NO, she can't take that back!
My blog: Kimorexia
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sixboymom said...

Hi Becky, not sure if you remember me, I posted this link on Christin's blog as well, it has really helped me, and I wanted to pass it along to other Kimkins survivors in case they have experienced some of these symptoms as I did.

Now that I am eating healthy and not dieting, things are getting much better.