F-Factor Diet’s Tanya Zuckerbrot apologizes to followers for ‘staying silent’

The F-Factor Diet’s Tanya Zuckerbrot states she should have been more forthcoming to customers after being hit by a “sudden, relentless attack against my company and my integrity.”

Zuckerbrot, who as we revealed is suing influencer Emily Gellis for publishing allegedly defamatory stories about her business, said: “This year has been difficult for everyone. Our team at F-Factor has had the added challenge of navigating the spread of mass misinformation about our company over the past few months.

“This called into question my 20 years of expertise and credibility, as well as the safety of the F-Factor program and products. We are sorry if the rumors and false claims launched at us on social media created concern for those in the F-Factor community. “

Gellis published a deluge of posts on Instagram from alleged F-Factor Diet users who complained they had been left sick and covered in welts from following the plan.

Zuckerbrot is now suing Gellis and in a lengthy statement seen by Page Six said: “I want to apologize to our customers and clients for staying silent and not communicating more effectively, especially during a time when my voice as founder and CEO was needed to assure you that F-Factor and its products are safe.”

She said her products have always been “thoroughly tested and would only leave our manufacturing facilities after being verified as safe for consumption when used as directed.”

She’s now added both the Certificate of Analysis and a third party Toxicology Report to the F-Factor website, adding that some users “may experience some temporary intolerances to a newly introduced amount of fiber.”

The company now plans to “listen better, respond quicker, and be there for you to alleviate any concerns that may naturally result from changes to your diet.”

Zuckerbrot added: “We are determined to do better for our loyal customers who have remained supportive of me and F-Factor throughout this time, regain the trust of those we’ve lost, and serve new customers in future. I am here for all of you and am dedicated to continuing to educate and rely on science and facts, which speak for themselves. And in the meantime, I’ll speak directly to you once again.”

Before the lawsuit was made public in New York last week, Gellis had said that she is “no longer going to comment on anything related to Tanya Zuckerbrot or F-Factor until whatever is going on is made public.” Gellis said that she would continue to take donations on a GoFundMe page a woman set up for Gellis to help “victims speak their truth about their experiencing on the F-Factor diet.” It currently has over $26,700 in donations.

After the lawsuit was made public, Gellis claimed on her Instagram Story that her family has been threatened and that she has been “followed and bullied and stalked for seven weeks.”

“Tanya you are the devil, you are the devil, you are going to get what’s coming to you,” Gellis said.

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