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Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse Sued For Selling Knock-Off Knives

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Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse and the Home Shopping Network are currently being sued for selling knock-off knives.

Forbes reports that the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce filed a lawsuit this week against Stewart and her company Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Lagasse and HSN.

The lawsuit accuses the famous chefs of trademark infringement by claiming that the knives were made in Solingen, Germany when they were actually made in China. TMZ reports that the knives sold on the Home Shopping Network had the words “Solingen, Germany,” a region known for knife-making, on the side of the blade. According to the lawsuit the knives were actually made in China.

The lawsuit uses several customer reviews to back up its claims.

One user writes: “That is terrible when a top chef lies to you on TV … Emeril cannot be trusted with what he advertises.”

Another writes: “Iā€™m disappointed in the video when Emeril stated that the Santouku knife was made in Germany… This is the main reason I made the purchase. Come to find out it is made in China.”

Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse, and the Home Shopping Network are being sued for up to $2 million times for each time the Solingen, Germany was mentioned in relation to the knives. And since HSN is a 24-hour-network, who knows how many times that number will be multiplied.

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20 Responses to “Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse Sued For Selling Knock-Off Knives”

  1. Perry Eyler

    I trust HSN and hosts, and guest product presenters to be honest with me. I want to know the truth about what I am buying..I live on low income and have to spend my money wisely and get the best value I can.. If this lawsuit has merit, it is a shame…

  2. Perry Eyler

    I trust HSN and hosts, and guest product presenters to be honest with me. I want to know the truth about what I am buying..I live on low income and have to spend my money wisely and get the best value I can.. If this lawsuit has merit, it is a shame…

  3. Henry Goff

    She's a convicted felon. What do you expect? Why do people continue to buy felon's crap?

  4. Cecile Gulino Lane

    Martha learned nothing and Emeril, shame on you. greed is an easy seduction…….and the price is your good name and integrity.

  5. Anonymous

    Not surprising. Known for a long time what an immoral, unethical person she is.

  6. Tim Baughman

    How is this any different that their selling that cookware that never wore out a few years back. They didn't stand behind it even though they pushed the crap out of it. They mislead everyone on it. I quit dealing from these shysters years ago because of this.

    This is no different. BTW there is a well known big knife maker doing the same. They're having the knives made in China & passing them off to consumer by putting their names on them.

  7. Larry Fyne

    The same is true with Robert Irvine hawking a would-be knife sharpener with his name plastered all over the side of it. Lousy product that doesn't work after repeated tries on different knives. It hit the trash can after 5 minutes of sharpening attempts. 20 bucks by the time shipping was added. Boy…was I had.

    Another cheap import that's being bought by people that think because a noted, well-known personality has their name on it makes it worthwhile. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

  8. Larry Fyne

    The same is true with Robert Irvine hawking a would-be knife sharpener with his name plastered all over the side of it. Lousy product that doesn't work after repeated tries on different knives. It hit the trash can after 5 minutes of sharpening attempts. 20 bucks by the time shipping was added. Boy…was I had.

    Another cheap import that's being bought by people that think because a noted, well-known personality has their name on it makes it worthwhile. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

  9. Anonymous

    Everything is made in China! 99.9% is junk. Martha and Emeril, this isn't even a blip on their radar…..their underlings will deal with it while they count their $$$$$$$$.

  10. Anonymous

    what else is new! how much money do they hav to make? I don't buy anything on t v! plus they lied about it! so what else hav they lied about! like guy the garlic joints he has suck ass!

  11. Alison Herold

    I would buy a toilet paper roll if it was being represented by martha or emeril. Most of what they do is crap. I do like her homewares though. Nice stuff but she is a Cruella Devil. Both are out to screw the consumer.

  12. Terri Mitchell

    My first question would be did they actually know they were knock offs, or was it some underling who handled the ordering of these knives and felt no one would find out. That is no excuse though, Martha and Emeril should be wise enough to always check and be sure without a doubt what they are selling is legit. Sad to say these days, from politicians to ministers, to government to host on television, lying to the public is the norm for them these days.