Liver King’s “$11,000 Steroid Habit” Sparks Lawsuits: “I Felt Betrayed”

Physique Update

There are many who believed in Liver King’s philosophies and were not happy that he was on steroids.

Liver King has been a social media sensation because of his insane diet of raw meats and shredded physique. While some may not believe in his philosophies of living a primal lifestyle, there are some who followed it expecting results. After admitting he was on steroids, Brian Johnson faced lawsuits for deceiving customers.

In November, Derek from More Plates More Dates exposed emails proving that Brian Johnson was indeed on steroids. After the allegations, Johnson made a video where he admitted the truth and apologized for misleading his fans. After Liver King was exposed for using steroids, he made a vow to truly come off steroids and become a real natural bodybuilder. After making this claim, he posted various milestones along his journey coming off PEDs and provided physique updates.

This sparked controversial feelings from fans, including 35-year-old Joe Loney. In an Instagram post from Bloomberg Business, Loney’s story was explained further.

“I felt betrayed, Loney said.”

“By working out and sticking to a primal diet, the 35-year old Briton believed, he could attain the same ripped physique as Brian Johnson, the influencer’s real name. Beginning in 2021, Loney ate a daily steak so rare it was almost raw, taking a break only every two to three months. Then, in December, the king made a YouTube confession: he was taking roughly $11,000 of steroids a month.”

Liver King Sued For $25 Million In December

Shortly after his video sharing that he was using steroids, Liver King was faced with a lawsuit from a man in New York.

New York man Christopher Altomare has filed a lawsuit against Liver King and his brands Ancestral Supplements LLC and The Fittest Ever LLC. The suit claims that Johnson conned his consumers into buying his products. This was based on building a shredded physique using a diet of raw meats and using the nine ancestral ways of living.

“Liver King persuaded millions of consumers to adhere to, or abide by, the Eat Tenet by repeatedly making representations to consumers that his near-perfect physique, and optimal health, were solely attributable to his adoption of the Ancestral Tenets, predominantly the Eat Tenet,” the suit charged according to the New York Post.


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Liver King is continuing to live his ancestral traits but admitted to using different substances once again, including testosterone. He continues to show off his physique and lifestyle to those who want to give it a try.

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Greg has covered the four major sports for six years and has been featured on sites such as Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, SB Nation,, and FanSided. Now, he is transitioning into the world of bodybuilding and strength sports.