Justin Timberlake has scored a big win in the lawsuit accusing him of deceiving customers who bought the beverages he hawks after a judge dropped him from the case.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a federal court judge has dismissed all claims against Timberlake in the class action lawsuit filed over the ingredients in Bai Brands Beverages, which Justin Timberlake has endorsed.
The judge ordered that the claims against Timberlake were filed in the wrong court and, as a result, the singer will be dismissed.
As The Blast first reported, Timberlake was sued as part of a class action lawsuit that alleged Bai was deceiving consumers with false and misleading labeling, saying they contain only natural ingredients and are flavored only with natural ingredients when they actually contain undisclosed artificial flavors in violation of state and federal law.
Justin Timberlake was dragged in for being the celebrity spokesperson and starring in their 2017 Super Bowl advertisement.
The singer denied all allegations of wrongdoing and sought for the case to be dismissed, arguing he didn’t know what is in the beverages he hawks.
The singer claimed there is no evidence he had a role in the design, manufacturing or distribution of the Bai drinks.
The court docs noted that despite the fact Justin Timberlake was given a promotional title of “Chief Flavor Officer”, it did not mean he actually was an agent of Bai.