‘Shonky’ SensaSlim scoops consumer watchdog awards
The award comes after the company’s approval to advertise the SensaSlim Solution, broadcast on television channels 9 and 10, was revoked by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in April this year following complaints by public health advocate and academic Dr Ken Harvey about the product and its claimed effects.
Dr Harvey has since successfully had a defamation case relating to the complaints – brought against him by SensaSlim – thrown out by a NSW court. However as MO went to press, he was still subject to a separate defamation action by SensaSlim director Peter O’Brien in a Queensland court.
Mr O’Brien has in turn become the subject of court action by the ACCC, which has alleged that after SensaSlim was placed into liquidation in July, he had “authored or authorised a communication sent to franchisees of Sensaslim which had a tendency to interfere with the administration of justice”.