• Civil suit alleges French doctor was fraudulent in dealings with financiers
  • Diet plan was popular with celebrities but criticised by medical groups

The embattled originator of the Dukan diet, Pierre Dukan, is being sued in New York for fraudulent dealings with his financiers, according to court filings.

The civil complaint, made by a European private equity fund, alleges that the retired French doctor and nutritionist “fraudulently obtain[ed] financing and strategic financial advisory services … without any intention of fulfilling their contractual obligations to either repay or convert the loans provided.”

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