Jessica Alba responds to Honest Company lawsuit

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Jessica Alba has spoken out following the news that her company, the Honest Company, is being sued. According to PEOPLE magazine, the brand is facing a lawsuit after consumer Jonathan D. Rubin claimed that it has been "deceptively and misleadingly" labelling its products as "natural".

The Fantastic Four actress, who set up the company in 2012, has released a statement via Pret-a-Reporter in which she vehemently disputes the claims, dismissing them as "baseless" and "without merit".

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Jessica Alba has responded to the lawsuit facing her Honest Company

"Seven years ago, when I was pregnant with my first daughter, I was frustrated by the lack of healthy and safe product options for me and my new family," she wrote. "In fact, prior to launching The Honest Company, I began lobbying Congress to require that ingredients used in everyday products are tested for safety prior to entry into the marketplace."

"I started The Honest Company to develop safe and effective products not just for my children, but for families everywhere," she continued. "I am very proud that we have built this company into an industry leader focused on using natural ingredients and developing products that people love.

"We believe that consumers deserve to know what's in their products — whether it's diapers for their children, cleaning products for their families or beauty products for themselves. Our formulations are made with integrity and strict standards of safety, and we label each ingredient that goes into every product - not because we have to, but because it's the right thing to do."

The star then went on to directly address the claims, and revealed that she will "stand behind our products".

"The allegations against us are baseless and without merit," she wrote. "We strongly stand behind our products and the responsibility we have to our consumers. We are steadfast in our commitment to transparency and openness. I know my children, Honor and Haven, are growing up in a safer home because of our products."