Reality has finally caught up with Gwyneth Paltrow and her GOOP company.
They’ve settled a civil lawsuit with the Santa Clara County, California District Attorney’s office over their $66 Jade vaginal eggs and a similar $55 Rose Quartz Egg.
Goop will pay $145,000 in fines, and return money to disgruntled customers.
According to a release from the DA’s office, the party is over for Paltrow to be making wild claims about her crazy products. “The judgment includes provisions prohibiting Goop from: (1) making any claims regarding the efficacy or effects of any of its products without possessing competent and reliable scientific evidence that substantiates the claims; and (2) manufacturing or selling any misbranded, unapproved, or falsely advertised medical devices.”
Goop “advertised that the Jade and Rose Quartz eggs — egg-shaped stones designed to be inserted vaginally and left in for various lengths of time — could balance hormones, regulate menstrual cycles, prevent uterine prolapse, and increase bladder control. Goop advertised that the Inner Judge Flower Essence Blend, a blend of essential oils meant be taken orally or added to bathwater, could help prevent depression.”
Maybe Paltrow could get back to acting. She’s one of the few Oscar winners of the last 25 years not to even be nominated again. She’s become more known in recent years for overpriced products, quacky medical ideas, and lunatic sayings like “conscious uncoupling.” It’s almost as if she’s remaking her father’s beloved TV show, “St. Elsewhere.”