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A sticky situation: Wayne Gretzky sued for alleged gum fraud

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NHL legend Wayne Gretzky cross-checked to the board.

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The Great One is being sued by a man who claims the former Edmonton Oiler lied about losing weight with chewing gum. , reports TMZ Sports.

TMZ has obtained a copy of the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on Monday.The complaint details the man’s allegations.

Wayne Gretzky, captain of the Edmonton Oilers team, lifts the Stanley Cup trophy after winning the Stanley Cup final in Edmonton on June 1, 1987. Photo by Larry McDougal /CP

According to the lawsuit, plaintiff Stephen Sparks alleges he created a “natural gum used to manage weight” and called it OMG gum.

Sparks said he hired Gretzky’s former model wife, Janet Gretzky, as a spokesperson for OMG Gum.

But when Sparks claimed Wayne made a fuss about sticky confections, the enterprise hit rough waters. According to the complaint, Gretzky claims he managed to lose 35 pounds by chewing his OMG for about two months.

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Wayne and Janet Gretzky at the Ryerson Theater for the red carpet premiere of 'Sound and the Fury' during the Toronto International Film Festival on September 6, 2014 in Toronto.
Wayne and Janet Gretzky at the Ryerson Theater for the red carpet premiere of ‘Sound and the Fury’ during the Toronto International Film Festival on September 6, 2014 in Toronto. Photo by Michael Peake /Postmedia network files

Sparks now alleges that Gretzky used the fibs to boost stock in a company he “secretly bought in his family’s name.”

For his part, the chewing gum impresario had no idea Gretzky was spreading the truth about his impressive weight loss.

Sparks, however, said Gretzky eventually admitted to lying about the results, which caused the company to implode.

Sparks said he is currently making $10 million. He wants it back from Gretzky.

No. 99 worked in the NHL for 20 seasons, staying in Edmonton, Los Angeles, New York and St. Louis. This national icon is worth her $250 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Gretzky has been married to Janet since 1988, and the couple has five children. I have Gretzky.

bhunter@postmedia.com

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A sticky situation: Wayne Gretzky sued for alleged gum fraud

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