|Jul 17th, 1999
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June 17th, 1999
Paula Abdul has filed an invasion of privacy lawsuit against a diet juice promoter that she claims wrongfully used her name in magazine ads.
The use of Abdul's name in ads for the Hollywood 48-Hour Miracle Diet suggested the singer endorsed, needed or used the diet, said her attorney, Barbara Berkowitz.
The ads appeared in Vanity Fair and Cosmopolitan and read: "Stars like
Paula Abdul . . . have been rushed this amazing juice formula by the diet juice guru himself, James Kabler."
Abdul seeks more than $1 million for libel, invasion of privacy and violation of her right to control her own publicity, Berkowitz said.
Messages left for Kabler were not immediately returned.