Author Accuses TV Host Hasselbeck Of Plagiarism

Law360, New York (November 30, 2009, 6:33 PM EST) -- A Massachusetts woman who self-published a book on celiac disease has slapped talk show co-host and former reality television star Elisabeth Hasselbeck with a suit accusing her of stealing and reprinting excerpts of the work in her 2009 book, "The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide."

Susan Hassett, of Falmouth, Mass., will represent herself pro se in the suit, lodged Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Hassett alleges three counts of copyright infringement against Hasselbeck, co-host of "The View" and former...
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