Emeril Lagasse, Martha Stewart, HSN Sued For Fake Knives
Bam! A few German knife makers who’ve sued Fall River native Emeril Lagasse, Martha Stewart and the Home Shopping Network for selling counterfeit cutlery want to know why no one bothered to ask why the knives were marked “China” on one side and “Solingen Germany” on the other side.
The suit charges that Lagasse went on HSN and promoted the knives as being the real thing. The Soligen trademark signifies that the products are made in a German city known for high quality Knives and scissors.
Emeril and Stewart, along with the network admit they didn’t get approval for using the “Solingen” certification, but denied any willful or intentional misconduct. The suit is asking for $24 million in damages caused by the fake blades endorsed by Lagasse and sold through Stewart’s merchandise empire and promoted HSN.