Beverly Hills socialite Nikki Haskell was as shocked as anyone when she learned NFL players have been taking her Star Caps weight-loss supplement.
"What does a 400-pound football player want with Star Caps?" she mused to Page Six yesterday about her diet pills, which have reportedly been used by celebrities including Joan Collins, Melanie Griffith, Jack Nicholson and Beverly Johnson.
But Haskell, who summers in St. Tropez, suspended shipments of her product pending lab tests for bumetanide, a diuretic sometimes used as a masking agent for steroids. Star Caps are made in Peru from garlic and papaya enzymes,
New Orleans Saints offensive guard Jamar Nesbit sued Haskell last week, claiming Star Caps were improperly spiked with bumetanide, which is banned by the NFL. Nesbitt, who served a four-game suspension, wants Haskell to pay him $235,294 in lost salary. He also wants damages for his reputation.
"Under NFL rules, you are strictly liable for what is in your body. They don't care how it got there," Nesbit's lawyer, Brian Molloy, said.