Jessica Alba has released an official statement after a $5M lawsuit had been made against her beauty and lifestyle start-up, The Honest Company.
Just recently consumer Jonathan D. Rubin had launched a $5 million lawsuit against Jessica Alba's company, The Honest Company, claiming that several of their "natural products" contain synthetic additives, while their sunscreen is ineffective.
Jessica, 34, has responded to the lawsuit via The Hollywood Reporter's channel Pret-a-Reporter, stating that the allegations made against her company are "baseless and without merit".
Jessica defends her company in the full statement below:
"I started The Honest Company to develop safe and effective products not just for my children, but for families everywhere. I am very proud that we have built this company into an industry leader focused on using natural ingredients and developing products that people love.
We believe that consumers deserve to know what’s in their products — whether it’s diapers for their children, cleaning products for their families or beauty products for themselves. Our formulations are made with integrity and strict standards of safety, and we label each ingredient that goes into every product - not because we have to, but because it’s the right thing to do.
The allegations against us are baseless and without merit. We strongly stand behind our products and the responsibility we have to our consumers. We are steadfast in our commitment to transparency and openness.
I know my children, Honor and Haven, are growing up in a safer home because of our products."
This isn't the first time The Honest Company has come under fire. Jessica has defended her company once before, after consumers took to social media to express their anger and disappointment over the effectiveness of their sunscreen range.
The Honest Company seems to be doing a lot of things right though, with its worth valued at $1.7 billion.
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