[Ed. – No fair. Liberals like duping and being duped by one another.]
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle company, Goop, agreed to a $145,000 settlement after being accused of making unfounded claims about products designed to aid women’s sexual and emotional health. A lawsuit filed by prosecutors from 10 California counties said the company did not have scientific backing for health claims it made for three products sold online: two vaginal eggs and a mix of essential oils.
Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said Goop is guilty of false advertising, reports CBS News correspondent Anna Werner.
“People have been selling snake oil for a long time. This is just another type of snake oil,” Rackauckas said.
A task force settlement announced Wednesday focused on three products sold by Goop. The jade and rose quartz vaginal eggs were promoted as a way to “balance hormones, regulate menstrual cycles… and increase bladder control.” The mix of essential oils was advertised as a way to “help prevent depression.”
Prosecutors alleged the descriptions were “not supported by competent and reliable scientific evidence.”