Woman Sues Hasselbeck Over Cookbook Plagiarism

Says View co-host stole celiac disease idea
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2009 3:12 PM CDT
Elisabeth Hasselbeck is seen in a 2008 photo.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A woman who sent Elisabeth Hasselbeck a cookbook to help deal with an autoimmune disorder now claims The View co-host pirated the ideas for her own tome, the Boston Herald reports. Self-published author Susan Hassett’s federal lawsuit claims she sent Living With Celiac Disease to Hasselbeck in 2008, and that Hasselbeck’s The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide, published last month, infringes on her copyright.