The proof is in the gluten-free pudding! In exclusive documents obtained by RadarOnline.com, a federal court judge dismissed a $1 million lawsuit claiming Elisabeth Hasselbeck plagiarized her two cookbooks.
In 2009, Susan Hassett sued the former Fox & Friends co-host for allegedly stealing portions of the book she sent Hasselbeck, Living With Celiac Disease, to use in her 2008 book The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide.
Although a federal court judge dismissed the lawsuit because there was no evidence that the work was plagiarized, Hassett fought back by suing again for Hasselbeck's 2012 book Deliciously G-Free: Food So Flavorful They'll Never Believe It's Gluten-Free.
Hassett claimed the follow-up book included "framework structure," "recipes," "text" and "information" from her book, which involved over 10 years of research.
The author accused the former star of The View of being "immoral and unethical" for ripping off her ideas. She vowed to never back down because Hasselbeck allegedly continues to steal from her.
On March 29th, the federal court judge threw out the $1 million lawsuit because the two books have a different theme, structure and overall feel.
Hassett was awarded nothing from the lawsuit.