Elisabeth Hasselbeck sued over celiac disease book
Elisabeth Hasselbeck may not be able to eat gluten, but the Boston Herald revealed something else she may not be able to stomach -- she's being sued for stealing a book idea! Maybe she took that whole "freedom of the press" idea a little too far.
The newspaper says that self-published author Susan Hassett filed a lawsuit in Boston claiming that Hasselbeck's The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide infringed on Hassett's copyright. The writer claims she sent Elisabeth a copy of her own book, Living with Celiac Disease (which Hasselbeck has) along with a homemade cooking video and a note, the Herald says.
Hasselbeck, 32, is pregnant with her third child and recently was diagnosed with the disease, which is an autoimmune disorder tied to gluten proteins found in grains like wheat, barley and rye. And liberal ideals.