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December 20, 2000 | JERRY HIRSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The death of Herbalife International founder Mark Hughes in May following a drinking binge has triggered a series of bizarre allegations about the key executives who helped the charismatic salesman build one of the nation's biggest dietary supplement sellers. Since Hughes' death at age 44, lawsuits between the executives within his closest circle expose a tale of revenge, an executive with a shoplifting arrest and sexual harassment allegations.
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December 20, 2000 | JERRY HIRSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The death of Herbalife International founder Mark Hughes in May following a drinking binge has triggered a series of bizarre allegations about the key executives who helped the charismatic salesman build one of the nation's biggest dietary supplement sellers. Since Hughes' death at age 44, lawsuits between the executives within his closest circle expose a tale of revenge, an executive with a shoplifting arrest and sexual harassment allegations.
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BUSINESS
October 13, 2000 | JERRY HIRSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A large Southern California nutritional supplement company is in dire financial trouble after losing much of its business supplying Herbalife International Inc. after the sudden death of Herbalife founder Mark Hughes in May. Orange-based Global Health Sciences Inc. faces a Nov. 1 deadline to make a $12.4-million interest payment on $257.
BUSINESS
October 13, 2000 | JERRY HIRSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A large Southern California nutritional supplement company is in dire financial trouble after losing much of its business supplying Herbalife International Inc. after the sudden death of Herbalife founder Mark Hughes in May. Orange-based Global Health Sciences Inc. faces a Nov. 1 deadline to make a $12.4-million interest payment on $257.
MAGAZINE
February 18, 2001 | MATTHEW HELLER, Matthew Heller's last story for the magazine was a profile of St. John Knits' Kelly Gray
There's a star on the stage of the Great Western Forum. Immaculately dressed as always, 6-foot-1, tanned, not a hair out of place, he is a veteran of such very public appearances. In seminar after seminar, convention after convention, he has captivated thousands of people around the world with his charisma, sincerity and enthusiasm. But this appearance, on Feb. 19, 2000, is something special for Mark Reynolds Hughes.
NEWS
May 16, 1985 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
The founder and president of Herbalife International told a stormy Senate hearing Wednesday that his controversial diet powders and pills are absolutely safe and he derided some of his medical critics for being overweight. Referring to a panel of three nutrition and weight-control authorities who had questioned the safety of Herbalife products Tuesday, founder Mark Reynolds Hughes, 29, asked senators: "If they're such experts, then why are they fat? I've lost 16 pounds in the last few years."
BUSINESS
November 2, 2000 | JERRY HIRSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Global Health Sciences Inc., a dietary and nutritional health supplement manufacturer, defaulted Wednesday on $257.8 million of debt after failing to make a scheduled $12.4-million interest payment to bondholders. The default came after the Orange-based company lost much of its business supplying Herbalife International Inc. following the sudden death of Herbalife founder Mark Hughes in May.
BUSINESS
November 2, 2000 | JERRY HIRSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dietary and nutritional health supplement manufacturer Global Health Sciences Inc. defaulted on $257.8 million of debt Wednesday after failing to make a scheduled $12.4-million interest payment to bondholders. Global, which has 1,300 permanent and temporary workers at plants in Orange and Anaheim, said it is negotiating with its bondholders. For now, Global will operate on a "business-as-usual basis," according to a company statement. But its future remained clouded.
NEWS
January 18, 2000 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With an ambitious goal of reshaping Republican politics in Orange County, a group of executives from the county's most successful companies has raised more than $500,000 to push more mainstream candidates for office.
NEWS
April 4, 1985 | HEIDI EVANS, Times Staff Writer
Sporting a tuxedo and the smile of a game-show host, Mark Hughes, a former pill-popping juvenile delinquent, scanned the cheering crowd of Herbalife salesmen packed into the Aquarius Theater in Hollywood. "In a short five years, a lot of things can happen to a company," said the beaming Hughes, 29-year-old founder and president of Herbalife International, one of the nation's largest marketers of weight-loss and nutrition products. Indeed, a lot has happened.
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