Ruh roh. Elisabeth Hasselbeck is being sued by Susan Hassett, the author of a book for people with Celiac disease, for plagiarism. From the AP:
Hassett said in the lawsuit that she sent Hasselbeck a personal note and copy of her “Living With Celiac Disease” book as a courtesy after the television celebrity disclosed she had the illness last year.
Hassett claims that Hasselbeck lifted word for word passages for her own book, “The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide”.
People with the disease, like Hasselbeck, are unable to eat foods with gluten in them. The book offers tips on how to live healthily with the disease. On top of plagiarism charges, Hassett is claiming that Hasslebeck’s book gives bad advice and can be dangerous for people with Celiac disease. Oh my.
I wonder what the ladies on The View have to say about all this. I can imagine that Mama Barbara won’t be pleased…
[Posted by Kathleen]