SensaSlim pushes ahead with legal battle against doctor

EMBATTLED weight-loss company SensaSlim has vowed to keep fighting an $800,000 defamation action against activist and academic Dr Ken Harvey, despite being recently placed into administration.

SensaSlim is suing Dr Harvey for defamation over a series of complaints he made to the TGA regarding the company’s claims about one of its products. 

As MO went to press, Dr Harvey was expected to request that the NSW Supreme Court throw out the action. His request would be based on concerns the company may be unable to fund the case since its operations were frozen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. 

SensaSlim’s Australian business has since been placed into administration.

However, SensaSlim’s legal adviser Terry Harrison told MO the company remained committed to continuing its case.

Mr Harrison said SensaSlim had also expanded the action to include a personal defamation action by the