A Staten Islander went from driving an MTA bus to cleansing it — all due to false promoting on a weight reduction tea, he claims in a lawsuit.
Roy Hunter, 34, was making an attempt to get more healthy when he started consuming Iaso Instantaneous Tea, a “broad-spectrum hemp extract” drink which is meant to assist individuals shed kilos, he stated in court docket papers.
He had scored his “dream job” driving a bus for the MTA in November 2012, and by 2020 was seeking to get more healthy after years of the largely sedentary work, he stated in a Brooklyn Federal Court docket lawsuit.
That’s when he discovered the tea, which is made by a Michigan firm referred to as Complete Life Modifications and marketed the beverage as having “0.0% THC,” the compound in marijuana.
However after consuming it, Hunter claims he was surprised when a random on the job drug take a look at got here again constructive in July, leading to his immediate demotion to cleaner, he stated in court docket papers filed towards Complete Life. Lab exams confirmed the tea contained THC, in keeping with the litigation.
The daddy of a 2-year-old noticed his pay reduce to $29 an hour from $35, and he’s misplaced time beyond regulation on account of the lower-level gig, Hunter fees in court docket papers.
Complete Life’s attorneys didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
“It is a traditional case of a multi-million greenback firm placing earnings over individuals,” stated Hunter’s lawyer, Scott Richman. “The misrepresentations on the packaging of the Complete Life Modifications tea product have been clear, unequivocal, deceptive, and with the only real intention to induce potential purchasers to purchase their product.”