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Suzanne Somers Sues QVC, Alleging Dietary Supplement Scheme

Oct. 16, 2019, 7:32 PM

Actress Suzanne Somers sued QVC Inc. for fraud and antitrust violations in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, claiming the at-home shopping company used catch-and-kill tactics to favor another dietary supplement over hers.

Somers, the former star of the TV sitcoms “Three’s Company” and “Step By Step,” sells supplements through her company SLC Sweet Inc., according to her complaint. Before inking a deal with QVC, she marketed the products through her own website and platforms run by other home shopping businesses, including HSN Inc. and Evine, now known as ShopHQ.

Around the time QVC was negotiating with Somers, it was also...

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