Elisabeth Hasselback Sued For Stealing Book Idea (“The G-Free Diet”)
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Elisabeth Hasselbeck is being sued over her new book about living with celiac disease.
According to The Boston Herald, The View co-host — who is currently expecting her third child — has been sued by Massachuetts-based writer Susan Hassett, who claims Hasselbeck infringed on her copyrights after she published her new book about celiac disease, titled The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide.
The suit claims that Hassett sent Hasselback a copy of her own book, Living With Celiac Disease, accompanied by a cooking video, note, her business card, and a newspaper article in April of 2008. She never heard from the TV personality, but learned that Elisabeth’s own book on the topic hit shelves last month.
Elisabeth, 32, was diagnosed with the autoimmune disorder, linked to gluten proteins in wheat, barley, and rye, after appearing on CBS’s Survivor: The Australian Outback in 2001.