Is The Biggest Loser the biggest lie? Several former contestants are making accusations against the show, telling the New York Post they were given illegal weight loss drugs and told to starving themselves. But Big Vinny says that's the lie.

Vinny of Trailer Choir, who was on the Biggest Loser five years ago is setting the record straight. "It's amazing to me to see some of these allegations. I was never offered anything on the show. You sign a contract before the show even starts saying you're not allowed to do any of this stuff and if you're caught, you're kicked off the show."

She blames the show for gaining the weight back but I was on the same show. I lost more weight than she did and none of that stuff happened to me.

Season 2 contestant Suzanne Mendonca, who has gained her weight back, tells TMZ The Biggest Loser "ruined her life, made her fat and now she's planning to sue."

If the show made Mendonca fat, why hasn't Vinny gained all his weight back too? "She blames the show for gaining the weight back but I was on the same show. I lost more weight than she did and none of that stuff happened to me. She's looking for money and a lot more attention than she deserves. If she comes up with a lawsuit she will lose badly," says Vinny.

Trainer Bob Harper is speaking out too telling People, "These allegations are absolutely false and are in direct conflict with my lifelong devotion to health and fitness. Safety is paramount in my training regimen and, while demanding, my approach has always focused on the overall well-being of contestants as they lose significant weight and educate themselves, for the first time, on living a healthy lifestyle."

Biggest Loser Producers also released a statement to People:

"Contestants are told at the start of the show that there is zero tolerance for any weight loss drugs. We prohibit the use of any illegal substances. We prohibit the use of any illegal substances, in addition to the many other rules and procedures of the show that are designed to ensure safety ... Our goal is to give contestants the tools, knowledge and the environment in which to get healthy and continue their journey successfully at home."

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The journey for Vinny has been very successful. He's the leanest he's ever been and says the show was life changing ""It has saved my life and I get fired up when somebody says something negative about the show because it meant so much to me and still does."

Vinny isn't the only former contestant speaking out. Joe Mitchell showed his support on Facebook writing, "I was NEVER asked to take drugs on Biggest Loser, EVER! ( And I if I had, I would have told them to take a flying LEAP! I'm a grown man who makes my own decisions.) I thank the Biggest Loser for getting me started on my weight loss but I am responsible for me now. Do I wish we had better after care when the show is over? Yep. Does Biggest Loser owe me that? Nope. I take authority and control of my life. Period."

Rather than making excuses and placing blame Vinny says people should start taking responsibility. "At the end of the day, regardless of what you were given or told to do it's up to you to make a decision."

Vinny has decided to continue working out, eating right and making music and it's paying off. Not only does he look and feel good, Trailer Choir has a record deal and is touring the country playing music and enjoying an 'Ice Cold Summer.'


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