U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain of the Southern District of New York granted a motion to dismiss a defamation suit filed by celebrity doctor Robert Huizenga against a former “The Biggest Loser” contestant who told the New York Post that Huizenga provided her and others on the show with a weight loss supplement banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2004.
Joelle Gwynn, who appeared during the show’s 2008 season, claimed she was provided with so-called yellow jacket pills that contained ephedra extract by Huizenga, even after the FDA banned the sale of dietary supplements containing the substance four years earlier.
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