Heidi Makes Third Round of Rogue’s Gallery

After her earlier nomination and being a part of The Dirty Dozen of 2010, Heidi has been inducted into the Third Class of the Rogue’s Gallery!

Heidi Diaz

The Rogues Gallery was designed to hold people like Heidi Diaz.  She had no problem being the first person to snuggle up to the otherwise reviled Kevin Trudeau.  She duped people out of money, she lied about a diet that was found to be unhealthy and has since modified the diet and continues to try to sell it.  She asked people to send her cheques when the court ordered her Paypal account money because she claimed that was the only money she had.  She lied so often and so poorly it is amazing that she is not sitting in jail.  You can read about the whole thing here.  She is an unrepentant con woman who continues to operate her website, but now she has finally added the court ordered warning to her page.  It is in the barely visible colour of off-white on a white background.

Seriously, her own webpage says she has engaged in false advertising fraudulent business practices.  At this point if you are stupid enough to fall for her pile of lies you really are on your own…

The Dirty Dozen of 2010

Congratulations, Kimmer!  Another dubious honor for Heidi Diaz and Kimkins is being #5 in The Dirty Dozen of 2010.  And this time, she is not alone!  Coming in at #8 is Women’s World Magazine  and Bauer Publishing!

Women’s World Magazine deserves an extra helping of shame by the way.  After being a catalyst in the success of the Kimkinz diet (#5 above), they offered an apology for their extraordinary cover claims.  They say that your trust means everything to them, but they still advertised the Kimkinz diet, a diet based upon less than 500 calories a day as ‘better than gastric bypass’.  It is really hard to read those 2 thoughts in one sentence.  Again, all of this was in 2007, so why Women’s World Magazine in 2010?

Even after apologizing for what was clearly non-existent reporting work and extreme hyperbole, Women’s World Magazine has continued to report on diets with the same style, shouting out extraordinary successes as if they are routine and even guaranteed.  This year we had the ‘lose 11 pounds a week on Dr. Oz’s easy detox diet’, ’0.85$ miracle breakfast will MELT OFF 40 LBS!’, and ‘THE JUICE THAT MELTS BELLY FAT-drink 2 glasses a day -and lose 9 lbs and 3″ in a week!’. These claims are crap.  Inside you will see some sensible diet advice coupled with one individual story of a person’s extreme weightloss.  This wouldn’t pass muster with the FTC in terms of diet claims, but because they are selling magazines, and indirectly selling the fad diet, they get away with it, and this isn’t even looking at the other insane claims they make on their covers nor the diet advice coupled with the pictures of cupcakes and desserts that seem to coexist, on the cover at least.

Heidi Diaz Is Rogues Gallery Nominee!

Congratulations Kimmer on your nomination to the Rogues Gallery!  You are such a winner!

In her deposition she admitted to lying and falsifying claims for the diet.

Skip ahead to the end of the trial, which was recent, 3 years after these people started to go after the Kimmer and the court finds that Heidi Diaz is a liar and a fraud.  She has ripped off members for 1.8 million dollars (at least, she plays so stupid in court it is infuriating) and  on top of the 1.8 million dollar award, the court adds an unprecedented  $500,000 in punitive damages.  You can read the transcript here and if you want to see what the worst of the worst humans are like, you should read this.

The thank you from the lawyer who led the class action suit against her is here.

If you want to see a video of the whole story there is a great one here complete with a long interview from John Tiedt, the same lawyer above.

If all of this is not enough to put Heidi in the Rogues Gallery, there are claims that Heidi Diaz also collected money for foster kids that don’t exist (these could be connected to the false job she claimed she had helping foster kids).

Final Day of Testimony – Kimkins Trial

Thank you to Cleochatra for posting the transcript from the final day of testimony at the Kimkins Trial:

Read it on Cleochatra’s Blog.

Kimkins Court Documents–Closing Arguments

The many supposed faces of Kimmer. source

Kimkins Lifetime Membership is BACK!?

Can you believe she’s back at it again?  For $59.95 you can, once again, get a Kimkins Lifetime Membership!?  Now that we all know how long a Kimkins Lifetime Membership really lasts, will there be any takers?
Kimkins Girl Eating Salad

How Much Does Kimkins Cost? Nov 9th

You’ll get a Kimkins lifetime membership for only $59.95! This includes 5 low fat low carb diets, foods list, printable shopping list, sample menus, “how to” articles, community forums, challenge groups and our Recipe Box with over 800 low carb recipes. Imagine losing 50, 75 or 100+ pounds for one low fee!


Press Release from John Tiedt

To all Ducks

Today, October 29, 2010, Judge Rick Brown of the Riverside County Superior Court entered a verdict for the plaintiffs in a certified national class action lawsuit. The court entered a verdict against Heidi Diaz the owner of the diet website Kimkins.com for fraud and false advertising. The court awarded the class members restitution in the amount of $1,824,210.39. The court also awarded an additional $500,000 in punitive damages as well as attorney fees. The court then issued a temporary restraining order to freeze all of the assets of Ms. Diaz.

Most notably, the court also imposed an injunction requiring Heidi Diaz to post on all of her websites that: (1) she lied about her weight loss; (2) she lied about her after diet pictures; (3) she lied about testimonials on her website; and (4) she lied about the photographs used with the testimonials to promote the Kimkins website.

An injunction was also issued to prevent Heidi Diaz from contacting, harassing or cyberbulling the plaintiffs and the witnesses. A formal judgment will be entered before November 19, 2010.

The original complaint was filed over three years ago on October 15, 2007. I want to thank everyone who supported the class action lawsuit. The Ducks were wonderful. I met a lot of great people and made a lot of new friends fighting for a good cause. Heidi Diaz lied on her website and made the fatal mistake of lying in the courtroom. You cannot trust Heidi Diaz. I anticipate more legal (illegal) maneuvering by Heidi Diaz to evade the judgment. We will be prepared and I will be relentless. Again, I thank all you.

John E. Tiedt

TIEDT & HURD

980 Montecito Dr., Suite 209

Corona, CA 92879

Tel: (951) 549-9400

Fax: (951) 549-9800

Singing Lass? Is Delaney still inside Kimkins?

October 21, 2010:

Heidi Diaz posts Delaney’s success story again today. (See below)  Has anyone actually seen Singing Lass posting inside Kimkins lately?  Is this just another Kimkins rerun?  Heidi is still trying to cash in on the old “success stories”.  Delaney, are you even still following Kimkins?

 

Success Delaney Thumb

Delaney Lost 131 Pounds Oct 21st

Delaney’s weight loss success is spectacular! After losing 40 pounds on the Atkins diet then stalling, she saw a Woman’s World magazine article with the headline, “Better Than Gastric”. After losing 90 more pounds with Kimkins she well on her way to a healthy goal weight …


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