Social Media Star’s Trial Postponed


Brittany Dawn Davis | Image by Brittany Dawn Fitness/YouTube

A social media influencer’s trial was postponed just before it was set to begin this week.

Brittany Dawn Davis, the social media fitness star, was scheduled to begin defending herself against allegations of deceptive business practices brought by the Texas attorney general.

A judge postponed the trial for a later date that has yet to be set.

As it stands, Dallas officials confirmed the trial is not yet moving forward, reported NBC 12.

Just ahead of the popular influencer’s trial, a judge placed restrictions on the evidence Davis could present to the court.

Dallas County Judge Monica Purdy restricted the social media influencer from producing documents during the trial that she had not already disclosed, reported The Dallas Morning News.

Davis is being sued by the state for allegedly violating consumer protection laws and misleading followers with eating disorders.

The state alleges that Davis scammed customers by not delivering nutritional plans and fitness plans. According to the state, the number of people Davis allegedly scammed is in the thousands.

Davis built up her following on social media after posting health and fitness videos and sharing how she beat an eating disorder. She garnered 1.3 million followers on TikTok and nearly 500,000 followers on Instagram.

In 2019, after thousands of people complained, she addressed the complaints on Good Morning America and apologized.

“Jumped into an industry that had no instructional manual,” she said on the show in 2019. “I’m basically going through uncharted territory,” Davis said, according to NBC 12.

In a video posted to YouTube in 2019, Davis said she has changed what she is doing now.

“Fitness and health are no longer my identity,” said Davis, per NBC 12. “My identity is in Christ.”

She now sells tickets to spirituality retreats, such as one she held in Fort Worth last April, which cost $125 per person.

Since rebranding herself, Davis has gained half a million followers, according to SocialBlade, a website that tracks analytics of social media users.

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19 days ago

While I don’t have a clue as to who she is, because I am allergic to social media influencers, this lady seems to have a primary focus on making a buck — not necessarily an altruistic endeaver to benefit people.