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Over the last three months, the Instagram influencer Emily Gellis has transfixed her followers by posting accusations about the high-fiber F-Factor diet and its creator Tanya Zuckerbrot.

In thousands of Instagram posts, which have included video monologues and screenshots of messages between Ms. Gellis and often anonymous dieters who followed the F-Factor plan or bought products from the company, Ms. Gellis asserted that F-Factor products were causing rashes and other ailments. She also accused Ms. Zuckerbrot of encouraging disordered eating habits, both through the dietary advice she dispensed and the company culture she cultivated.

Ms. Gellis also told her followers that she had been contacted by sources who linked their miscarriages to the F-factor diet and products. One of those sources told The New York Times in August that she fabricated the story.

Today, lawyers for Ms. Zuckerbrot said they filed a lawsuit in New York, saying that Ms. Gellis has cost

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