LOS ANGELES — The Food Babe — whose name literally means “bitch” — is back in the news again after a report surfaced that she plagiarized a portion of a diet supplement she wrote and sold.
The Daily Beast report comes on the heels of a BuzzFeed article that detailed her alleged theft of an excerpt from a book, “The Perfect Food Diet,” which includes recipes that are claimed to be from “a dietician’s book.”
The Daily News article cited an anonymous source who said that in 2013, “She stole the recipe and took it to a nutritionist who was writing a cookbook, and then she copied it.
And then she sold it.”
The alleged copycat copywriter has since denied that claim and says she’s the one who’s plagiarized the recipe.
The Food Babe, who gained notoriety in 2015 when she made headlines after being banned from the website Weight Watchers, has remained a prolific source of online and print content since the Daily Beast article surfaced in July.
The online biography and website also featured an article in September in which the author claimed that the Food Bitch was an inspiration for her own nutrition blog.
The story, titled “The Food Bunch,” has been picked up by news outlets around the world, including the Los Angeles Times and the New York Post.
The Daily Beast story is being shared on several websites, including Food Babe’s own blog.
We’ve reached out to the FoodBunch author for comment.