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The Attempted Extortion of Paula Deen (This isn't a story about racism. It's about $1.25 Million)
American Thinker ^ | 06/30/2013 | John Leonard

Posted on 06/30/2013 10:06:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

The real story behind the Paula Deen scandal can be summed up in a single word: greed. The American judicial system and the media are being used as formidable weapons in a brazen attempt to extort money from Ms. Deen, in my opinion.

This isn't a story about racism. It's all about the money.

The mainstream media have reported with glee only some of the gory details as Paula Deen's financial empire continue to crumble. The Food Channel, Wal-Mart, Target, and the publisher of her bestselling cookbook all have abruptly terminated their relationship with Ms. Deen. The firestorm erupted after it was widely reported that Ms. Deen gave a deposition in a civil lawsuit in which she admitted using the N-word.

Rarely if ever mentioned by the national press is the context in which the word was used, or the reason the deposition became public knowledge.

No one is interested in defending the use of that particular word, including this writer.

But for the record, the specific instance in which Ms. Deen admitted to using that specific word was in the privacy of her own home, used to describe a robber who had pointed a gun at her head. The mainstream media also doesn't seem to care that Ms. Deen could easily have lied about that specific incident, yet chose to tell the truth under oath.

Apparently there's a zero tolerance policy when certain people use the forbidden N-word.

Never mind that the epithet was uttered in privacy, after Ms. Deen had suffered considerable duress of being robbed at gunpoint.

That the usage became public knowledge only when Jackson's attorney began conducting a smear campaign intended to inflict irreparable harm on Ms. Deen's businesses also seems to be irrelevant information to the drive-by media.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: extortion; jessejackson; pauladeen; pauladeenextortion; pauladeenshakedown; racism

1 posted on 06/30/2013 10:06:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

BOTTOM LINE:

Plaintiff Lisa T. Jackson wanted $1.25 million dollars that didn’t belong to her, so she decided to sue Paula Deen and her brother.

Consider the evidence:

1) In her deposition, Ms. Jackson was forced to admit that she never heard Paula Deen utter a racial epithet, never knew her to discriminate against an employee based on gender, and never knew Paula Deen to sexually harass anyone.

2) Both plaintiff and defendant are white, making racial discrimination against Jackson an impossible charge to prove.

3) It has not been widely reported outside the local press that Jackson sent Deen and her brother a letter praising and thanking them both, only a few short months before filing suit. In an effusive letter she wrote:

“When I came to work for this company, as a person, I felt hopeless. I needed something, some opportunity that could provide me hope as an individual, as a woman, to make it on my own. At 15, homeless, without parents and with a young child, my life was headed in a direction no one could ever assume positive. As you know, I did what I had to do to survive, but it clearly was not the freedom or happiness I ever hoped for... When I started working for Bubba, he gave me an opportunity that allowed me, over time, a freedom I have never experienced. He allowed me, for once in my life to take care of myself and for once, have faith in myself as a person and as a woman to know that I could do it on my own; y’all were my Aunt Peggy... I have been given opportunities that I never thought possible, all because of you and Bubba.”

The person who wrote that letter now wants $1.25 million dollars? For what?


2 posted on 06/30/2013 10:09:02 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

First they came for Martha Stewart, then they came for Paula Deen, next they came for...


3 posted on 06/30/2013 10:09:09 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever ((Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!))
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To: stars & stripes forever
First they came for Martha Stewart, then they came for Paula Deen, next they came for...

Yeah, well if they come for me, I'll just make 'em a nice peach cobbler.

/johnny

4 posted on 06/30/2013 10:12:17 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: stars & stripes forever

You can be sure of one thing, they will never come for Alec Baldwin!


5 posted on 06/30/2013 10:22:50 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: SeekAndFind

That was my contention when I first read about the situation — using the N-word or sexual harassment — whichever will get the plaintiff some money.

I didn’t even realize at the time that the use of the N-word happened decades previous.

Perhaps, the plaintiff read Jesse Jackson’s Shakedown.


6 posted on 06/30/2013 10:28:34 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: SeekAndFind

She should have gone with an immediate counterattack equating her critics with armed robbers, and putting out a call for a counter-boycott.
Being meek doesn’t work.


7 posted on 06/30/2013 10:30:05 AM PDT by buwaya
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To: SeekAndFind

mark


8 posted on 06/30/2013 10:30:19 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: buwaya

Well, I have to add that that’s only a viable strategy if there aren’t other embarrassing facts that are not yet public knowledge.


9 posted on 06/30/2013 10:31:45 AM PDT by buwaya
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To: SeekAndFind

I figured it was extortion done the legal way...via your lawyer. And the woman who is suing Paula Deen her brother and their restaurant is white. She is also claiming harm from the alleged racism even though she is white


10 posted on 06/30/2013 10:32:00 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: SeekAndFind

Paula should stand tall.

Just stop crying and begging for forgiveness from race pimps and leftist scammers and tell them to all to go pound sand up their .... noses.

She has her millions salted away.

Why degrade herself seeking approval of moochers and racists?


11 posted on 06/30/2013 10:32:28 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Rubio's New Book: From Nobody To Senator, To Conservative savior, Then Back To Nobody")
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To: SeekAndFind

Had Paula Deen been black or very brown, and not a “creepy ass cracker,” none of this would have happened to her. Let that be a lesson to one and all.


12 posted on 06/30/2013 10:32:28 AM PDT by pallis
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To: SeekAndFind
I say this has very little or nothing to do with Paula Deen saying the bad word LOL!It has more to do with her saying Michelle Obama is a hog(well she actually did not say that she but below is what was said..

” The TV star told the Washington Examiner that she and Michelle had more in common than you might expect.
- She said: ‘I did a show with Michelle and I just loved being with her.
- ‘She probably ate more than any other guest I've ever had on the show.
- ‘She kept eating even during commercials.’
- After complimenting Michelle on her slim figure, Paula taught her how to fry shrimp during a TV segment in September 2008, shortly before the presidential election.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2047901/Paula-Deen-Michelle-Obama-ate-guest-Ive-show.html

This is the real reason Paula has been fired..

13 posted on 06/30/2013 10:35:04 AM PDT by PLD (this)
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To: SeekAndFind

Great post - info I didn’t know


14 posted on 06/30/2013 10:39:41 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Iron Munro

RE: Why degrade herself seeking approval of moochers and racists?

Apparently $10 Million in the bank is not enough... she’s crying because she’s going to lose more millions from the company endorsements she could have made... the same ones who are deserting her now.


15 posted on 06/30/2013 10:42:26 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

All those retailers that “fired” Paula Dean still carry the Rap recordings which contain the same word.

hmmmmmmmmmm


16 posted on 06/30/2013 10:42:43 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: PoloSec
You can be sure of one thing, they will never come for Alec Baldwin!

Or Bill Maher

17 posted on 06/30/2013 10:45:59 AM PDT by Entrepreneur (We're past the tipping point - the only variable is the rate of decline)
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To: stars & stripes forever

People have got to stop apologizing and grovelling to these racist fear mongers. If you feel the need to apologize make one statement and then shut up and let it all blow over. They never learn. You would think Paula Deen had committed double murder.


18 posted on 06/30/2013 10:50:39 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: PoloSec

Freedom of speech, if one person can say a word without there being a problem then all people can say that word. The media is piling on Deen because she isn’t like them.


19 posted on 06/30/2013 10:52:08 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: SeekAndFind

For me, the most disturbing thing about Paula Deen’s recent troubles was the tacit and sometimes gleeful approval of her treatment right here on this forum because of her supposed political leanings.


20 posted on 06/30/2013 11:04:17 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: PLD
Don't forget when Barbara Walters said in 2011 of the book,
"You tell kids to have cheesecake for breakfast. You tell them to have chocolate cake and meatloaf for lunch. And french fries. Doesn't it bother you that you're adding to this?"

It is also the food police Nazi's

21 posted on 06/30/2013 11:10:19 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: SeekAndFind

What the destruction of Paula Deen is really about is creating a distraction for Obama’s scandals. The liberals are willing to eat their own in order to protect their dear leader.


22 posted on 06/30/2013 11:23:20 AM PDT by broadcastdude (Tagline to be announced later.)
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To: PoloSec

she is narcissistic for thinking she could admit to using the word and getting away with it and she is an obummer voter, so the heck with her. the funny thing is I wonder what percentage of her sales are actually to blacks. instead of worrying that they’re living like animals, dying in record numbers, have no education and are going nowhere, they worry about this. incredible.


23 posted on 06/30/2013 11:24:54 AM PDT by markneil1212
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To: SpaceBar

I admit I laugh when an Obot gets destroyed by the people they promote...probably because I understand that we likely will be shooting at each other soon enough! When the largest political party in the country illegally certifies someone as president and then all of these people fawn over him...the end is nigh!


24 posted on 06/30/2013 11:34:30 AM PDT by gr8eman (Ron Swanson for President!)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

Deen even recently told the Washington Examiner, “[Michelle Obama] probably ate more than any other guest I ever had on the show! She kept eating even dur­ing commercials. Know what [the Obamas’] favorite foods are? Hot wings.”

She paints a picture of Obama that’s a far cry from the first lady who was photographed holding a worm she pulled from a vegetable garden yesterday.

According to the Enquirer, Obama now regrets going on Deen’s show. “Michelle’s spitting mad,” a source told the paper. “She thinks Paula is trying to smear her and her family just as the 2012 presidential election race swings into gear.”

http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/paula_deen_responds_obama_her_reported_qytMVHp0FwGDGXRwDBX7GM


25 posted on 06/30/2013 11:43:36 AM PDT by PLD (this)
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To: SeekAndFind
Apparently there's a zero tolerance policy when certain people use the forbidden N-word.

Yep. At this point people of a certain hue can realistically expect to lose their livelihoods if they even recite a list of Richard Pryor albums, or Joseph Conrad novels, within earshot of anyone. We have gone insane.

26 posted on 06/30/2013 11:59:36 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: SeekAndFind

Looks like the word nigger has became a extortion tool so now 99.95 of the people in this country can be expected to pay up?.


27 posted on 06/30/2013 12:28:12 PM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Iron Munro

Well, she already degraded herself for the approval of racists and moochers — the Obamas.


28 posted on 06/30/2013 12:31:00 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: PLD

thank you very interesting


29 posted on 06/30/2013 12:44:34 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: SpaceBar
Don't be disturbed. This mess is Paula Deen’s fault, no one else’s. She has distracted our attention from Obama’s scandals successfully. I have to admit that I did feel a bit gleeful when I read about her “supposed political leanings”.

Who, among us, has never uttered the word “Nigger”?

30 posted on 06/30/2013 1:27:16 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: SeekAndFind

The same publisher, Ballantine Books, owned by Random House, just happens to be the same publisher of another QVC Channel author, David Venable, that’s right, the foodie guy himself!


31 posted on 06/30/2013 1:32:28 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: PLD
After complimenting Michelle on her slim figure,

I admire Paula's cooking skills while blind.

32 posted on 06/30/2013 1:33:12 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: SeekAndFind
It's pretty important to note that they then wanted $1.25M, as in before the deposition. I don't like that kind of shakedown any more than anyone else, except in the case of someone like Deen, $1.25M is chump change relative to her future earnings under all the television, product and brand promotion deals she once had. Her legal advisers should have pointed this out to her, if they didn't it rises to the level of malpractice, in my view.

$1.25M would have been a cheap way to purchase a settlement and a confidentiality agreement and to forego all this nonsense.

33 posted on 06/30/2013 3:03:30 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

She wanted to do what was right...she is white and from the South...she made it the hard way she earned not like a lot of people in this country...She should have told what happened and why and not done the apology tour... that only works for democrats


34 posted on 06/30/2013 3:14:05 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Robert Byrd, former KKK leader and “conscience of the Senate”, called someone a “white nigger”, which implies that the default description of a nigger is someone who is not white. Not one person on the left made one little squeek about it. He was Southern, and a former KKK leader. And he used this term long after his supposed epiphany.

Apparently he was too important to advancing the left’s agenda to be made to apologise or bear any responsibility for his actions. His words weren’t in the distant past under duress, like being robbed at gunpoint. His were in the prime of his career. And like I said, using the description “white nigger” implies by default that just a regular “nigger” isn’t white, so it must be someone of color.

Apparently Paula didn’t donate enough to the left’s causes to get a pass. Byrd also never denounced his own southerness, though he did play himself up as one of those “reconstructed” kinds (scallywag).


35 posted on 06/30/2013 3:39:23 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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"She should have told what happened and why and not done the apology tour... that only works for democrats"

Paula Deen IS a democrat. She supported the Usurper.

36 posted on 06/30/2013 3:55:38 PM PDT by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: Godebert

Sorry, which post are you quoting?


37 posted on 06/30/2013 5:37:21 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: hattend

LOL!


38 posted on 07/01/2013 4:38:56 AM PDT by PLD
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