The alleged plagiarizing of recipes is no longer a laughing matter for Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld.
An author today sued the latter today for stealing ideas from a cookbook she wrote, while accusing the comedian of defaming her as a "wacko" during an interview with David Letterman.
In a federal lawsuit, Missy Chase Lapine (pictured below) alleges that Jessica Seinfeld "brazenly plagiarized" from her 2007 book "The Sneaky Chef" in the writing of Seinfeld's own cookbook , both of which focused on on how to prepare healthy meals for children, without their knowledge of said nutrition.
When news stories appeared detailing similarities in the two books, Jerry Seinfeld launched a "malicious, premeditated, and knowingly false and defamatory attack" on Lapine, the complaint states. As part of that campaign, Seinfeld went on Letterman's show and described Lapine as "angry" and "hysterical."
He subsequently compared her to the kind of "wackos" that had previously stalked Letterman, despite the fact that Lapine herself had never uttered a public word about Jessica swiping recipes.
Missy Chase Lapine will see the Seinfelds in court!
The comedian then added that Lapine was a "three-name woman" and "if you read history, many of the three-name people do become assassins."
That is a pretty good line, Missy has to admit.