Judge Throws Out Elisabeth Hasselbeck Lawsuit

by | December 7, 2010 at 10:13 AM | The View, TV News

Elisabeth Hasselbeck (AP Photo/Joe Burbank)

Elisabeth Hasselbeck (AP Photo/Joe Burbank)

Elisabeth Hasselbeck won’t be hasseled by those nagging copycat claims anymore.

The View‘ co-host has come out victorious in a lawsuit that accused her of plagiarism, according to TMZ.

The case against Hasselbeck was thrown out Monday after a judge in the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts determined there was no evidence that Hasselbeck had plagiarized material in her book ‘The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide.’

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The diet distress began in 2009 when author Susan Hassett filed a lawsuit, alleging that Hasselbeck’s book was a rip-off of her book, ‘Living with Celiac Disease.’ Hasselbeck suffers from the digestive disorder celiac disease — something the former reality star discovered after playing ‘Survivor’ — and wrote a book about her experiences.

An earlier lawsuit filed by Hassett was also dismissed by a federal judge last year.

“Today’s ruling is a complete victory,” an attorney for Hasselbeck told TMZ. “It confirms that Elisabeth wrote her best-selling book ‘The G-Free Diet’ based on her own personal experiences and did not copy a thing from the plaintiff.”

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