Elisabeth Hasselbeck Is So Sued

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Someone's cooking up trouble for Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

The Boston Herald reports that Falmouth, Massachusetts, resident Susan Hassett has filed a federal lawsuit against the sometimes combative View co-host's dietary  book, The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide, which was published in May.

Hassett claims that she had sent Hasselbeck a copy of her own tome, Living With Celiac Disease, in April 2008, adding that she also included a homemade cooking video, a personal note, a newspaper and a business card.

And that's just a little too much of a coincidence for Hassett to swallow.

Hasselbeck "wrote" The G-Free Diet after discovering that she suffers from autoimmune disorder celiac disease, which is believed to be aggravated by gluten proteins found in wheat, barley and rye. Among other things, the illness' symptoms include chronic diarrhea and fatigue.

Publicists for both ABC, which airs The View, and Hachette Book Group, which published Hasselbeck's book, have so far declined to comment.

But that shouldn't stop you from speaking up. Have your say in the comments section: Do you think Elisabeth Hasselbeck is capable of stealing an idea for a book from a woman who was only trying to help her?



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  • DoggyDoDo

    I dont think she can make intelligent decisions without a John Mccain button on her, She is good at getting pregnant though. She probably read the cook book and thought she wrote it and said, " Hey this is a good cookbook" cool look honey I wrote a good cook book,,,

  • lynzaa

    finally. I'm glad that she got caught with her hand in the cookie jar. She thinks that she's so entitled, and smart, well this is pretty dumb elizabeth hasselRIPOFF! LOL....LOL....hahahahahaha

  • mhansen

    hasselbeck is dismissing the suit - hah! how does she explain the misspell of (a)isle being exactly the same in her "shop the outer isles of the store.

  • Jana Peterson
    Jana Peterson

    No sadly, it does not surprise me. Elisabeths entire ride to fame seems to be made by climbing up someone else's back. She has a very big mouth but is not very informed. I really wish The View would find a conservative that could share her opinions without coming off like a shril and snarly fishwife. And really .....no matter what your political leanings are, the insults she paid to our now First Lady during the campaign were classless and nasty.

  • hispanicatthedisco

    The best part about this story? We now know that Elisabeth Hasselbeck suffers from chronic diarrhea. That would seem to explain a lot.