Archive for the 'Kimkins Diet' Category

Consumer Affairs Covers the Kimkins Story

Monday, February 25th, 2008

Consumer Affairs journalist David Wood wrote an very good article about Kimkins and it hit the net early today. He was pretty critical of Woman’s World, so much so that I want to go back and see if they really wrote some of the stuff that he is quoting. A lot of the hype sounds almost insane in retrospect.

The only new news for people who have been following along are some frank quotes from lawyer John Tiedt.

I am glad to see the story retold on a website with the reach and traffic of a site like ConsumerAffairs.com.

Woman’s World Magazine Apologizes

Monday, February 18th, 2008

The seven figure sales at Kimkins.com were due in no small part to the favorable coverage in Woman’s World Magazine. This publication has huge circulation, and the print versions will often sit in waiting rooms and salons enjoying months or years of repeated perusal. People seeking to expose the Kimkins fraud did not get very far in trying to convince Woman’s World to make any kind of reversal or apology. We personally received no answers to our questions last year and instead got a cease and desist order. In response to the letter, I made changes to the cover image that I was using to make it arguably transformative. There was no follow up from the magazine. I didn’t send any further correspondence to them. Many, many interested people did.

After a long wait, the magazine has finally apologized in detail, on their website. A print apology is also forthcoming. I thank them for it.

Poking Kimkins Affiliates

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

I had to do it…

Dear sir or madam,

I assume that you are aware of the fact that the founder of Kimkins committed fraud by claiming to have had a dramatic weight loss. I noticed that you are continuing to update your affiliate site and I am wondering if you realize that you are exposing yourself to potential legal action by continuing to publish lies.

I would appreciate any response to this email and I must advise you that I would consider publishing the content on a blog.

Sincerely,

Martin

And, less than 20 minutes later (Know any people who get into trouble with impulsive behavior ?)

wouter van dyck to me 8:22 pm (23 minutes ago)

who are you and why should i justify myself to you?

i don’t now how you do your research but that blog isn’t updated in like 2 months

and as far is i now, i really don’t follow that, there has been no conviction or arrest so legal action against me?

please

wouter didn’t put his name at the bottom of the response. I don’t know if he had intended to reply anonymously.