Saturday, June 15, 2024

Gwyneth Paltrow Company Goop Settles Civil Suit Over “Jade Eggs,” Will Pay $145K in Fines, Refund Unhappy Customers


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.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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