Weight loss company Nutrisystem did not even wait a day to drop former New York Giants superstar Lawrence Taylor after charges surfaced that he raped a 16-year-old surfaced. They dumped the 51-year-old endorser immediately. More details below:
Weight loss company Nutrisystem has ended its relationship with Lawrence Taylor in light of the rape charge for the former New York Giants linebacker and Dancing with the Stars contestant.
Lawrence Taylor pleads not guilty to rape charge
Taylor, who became one of several celebrity spokesmen for Nutrisystem in March 2009, pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of third-degree rape and patronizing a prostitute in the third degree.
“We are shocked and saddened by these very serious allegations against Lawrence Taylor,” a Nutrisystem spokesperson told CNN in a statement. “Based on the severity of these allegations, Nutrisystem has made the decision to sever our relationship with Mr. Taylor effective immediately.”