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Bethenny Frankel Gets Slapped with Skinnygirl Lawsuit

Posted Thursday September 8, 2011 5:27 PM GMT

Following Whole Foods' decision to remove her popular low-cal drink from its shelves, Bethenny Frankel has been slapped with a multi-million dollar lawsuit claiming she intentionally misled consumers about the actual ingredients in her Skinnygirl line of alcoholic drinks.

In the complaint obtained by TMZ, Reneta Bonar alleges that the "Real Housewives" star and Skinnygirl's manufacturer, Beam Global Spirits, lied about the product being "all natural" and containing "no preservatives" despite the fact that the cocktail contains synthetic sodium benzoate.

The suit asks that the brand “remove any and all 'all natural' representations from the labels and packaging" of all Skinnygirl Margarita bottles.

Firing back at the allegations, Jim Beam and Bethenny jointly released a statement, saying, "This litigation is frivolous. We will defend our case vigorously and we are fully confident we will prevail."

According to Reuters, the brand has made plans to change the margarita label to say "natural flavoring," from its current "all-natural" wording.

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