Drama on the ice. Wayne GretzkyHe is now the subject of a new lawsuit that claims he lied to about the results he obtained from using a weight loss chew.
The hockey legend, 61, with his wife. Janet Jones GretzkyAccording to court documents obtained from the Court,, were sued for promoting OMG (Overeating Management Gum). Us Weekly. Steven Sparks, a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed Monday, August 15, claimed that the couple had told a liar about the product which led to him losing millions of dollars.
Sparks claimed that Jones Gretzky (61), was hired by Sparks to speak for the gum. He claims that the gum was his creation. Sparks then accuses Jones Gretzky of falsely claiming that the gum helped him lose 35 pounds.
The businessman alleged that Gretzky used the weight loss claim to boost the company’s stock before admitting that he’d lied about the results. The company then lost a ton of value, so Sparks — who claims he didn’t know Gretzky was allegedly lying about his weight loss — is now suing the Canada native for $10 million.
Jones Gretzky’s collaboration with OMG was announced in a March 2018 press release about the product. “After three years in development working closely with a team of scientists and companies engaged in nutrition and weight control, I am extremely excited to unveil OMG powered by SuperCitrimax,” she said in the statement. “OMG is an outstanding product specifically designed to fit into the lifestyles of today’s fast-paced, multi-tasking adults. Overeating is often at the core of weight gain — and a real epidemic. … Our great-tasting gum helps eliminate the feeling of being hungry. Plus — I have always disliked taking pills!”
The release described the actress as the “wife of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky,” but the former athlete himself did not provide any quotes in the announcement.
Former Edmonton Oilers player and the League of Their OwnStar got married in July 1988. The couple has five children: Paulina (33), Ty (32), Trevor (29), Tristan (22), and Emma (19).
Jones Gretzky was charged with placing bets in a national sports gambling ring. This ring was allegedly funded by the assistant coach of Phoenix Coyotes. Rick Tocchet. Gretzky was at the time the team’s head coach and a part-owner.
“I did nothing wrong, or nothing that has to do with anything along the lines of betting,” the Hall of Famer said in response to the allegations against his wife. “That never happened. … I’ll say it one more time: I didn’t bet, didn’t happen, not going to happen, hasn’t happened, not something I’ve done.”
TheGrease 2For her part, actress denied placing bets on Gretzky. “At no time did I ever place a wager on my husband’s behalf,” she said in a statement at the time. “Other than the occasional horse race, my husband does not bet on any sports.”
Although they were not charged with any crime, Tocchet, age 58, pleaded guilty in May 2007 to conspiracy and promoting gaming. In exchange for his plea, Tocchet was sentenced two years probation.
Gretzy didn’t immediately respond to a request to comment.