Jessica Simpson Stops Exercise Video from Hitting Shelves

May 28, 2010 Updated: October 8, 2018

Jessica Simpson (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Jessica Simpson (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Singer and actress Jessica Simpson successfully stopped an exercise video she shot with Speedfit LLC in 2005 from hitting shelves. In a ruling on Monday, an arbitrator effectively barred the company and its owner, Alex Astilean, from using Simpson’s name and likeness to promote the product. Astilean, who is countersuing the star, told Reuters: “I worked for one year to edit a very good video (and now ) my video is nowhere. We lost the house; we lost everything. We don't know how we're going to survive." According to the report, Simpson accused Speedfit of “failing to deliver a video fit for sale, despite having one year for editing.”

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