Goop has long been accused of peddling pseudoscience, and is under pressure to improve transparency around its many health and wellness claims. In June, the company announced that it would begin clearly labeling wellness stories to differentiate articles with no scientific support from those supported by research. More recently, after Goop raised $50 million in venture capital and started planning an international expansion, Paltrow announced that it would be hiring a fact-checker, calling the decision a “necessary growing pain.”

In a statement sent by email, a Goop representative called the lawsuit an “honest disagreement,” adding that it is “solely about advertising claims and not about the actual products.” (Goop also used the statement to introduce “a new wellness portal,” staffed by researchers, product safety experts, and Chinese-medicine doctors.)

While the yoni-egg fiasco is a financial blow for Goop, it may be an overall win. As one of Goop’s first claims to controversial fame, the eggs have garnered a substantial amount of press, ultimately raising the brand’s profile. As the saying goes: You’ve got to crack a few eggs to make an omelette.

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