Jillian Michaels is leaving "The Biggest Loser." Again.
The network released the following statement Wednesday: "After helping hundreds of contestants transform their lives and inspiring millions of viewers at home, 'The Biggest Loser' and Jillian Michaels have decided to part ways, and she will not be returning for Season 16 when it airs in the fall."
She was accused of giving her competitors caffeine supplements in violation of show rules. Michaels balked at that assertion, insisting that the supplements were safe and given openly. Critics took to social media to say that Michaels was being "thrown under the bus" by show producers who used that alleged violation as a way for the show to bring back an eliminated contestant -- "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard.
At that time, Michaels and co-trainer Bob Harper took the unusual step of distancing themselves from Frederickson's weight loss by issuing a joint statement on Twitter saying they were not Frederickson's trainers, and encouraged the public to take their questions to the show's producers.
What do you think about Michaels' departure? And will you watch Season 16 of "The Biggest Loser"?