Skip to comments.The Attempted Extortion of Paula Deen (This isn't a story about racism. It's about $1.25 Million)
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 ...
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?
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.
You can be sure of one thing, they will never come for Alec Baldwin!
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
” 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.
This is the real reason Paula has been fired..
Great post - info I didn’t know
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.
All those retailers that “fired” Paula Dean still carry the Rap recordings which contain the same word.
You can be sure of one thing, they will never come for Alec Baldwin!
Or Bill Maher
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.
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.
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.
It is also the food police Nazi's
What the destruction of Paula Deen is really about is creating a distraction for Obamas scandals. The liberals are willing to eat their own in order to protect their dear leader.
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.
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!
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. Michelles 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.
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.
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?.
Well, she already degraded herself for the approval of racists and moochers — the Obamas.
thank you very interesting
Who, among us, has never uttered the word “Nigger”?
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!
I admire Paula's cooking skills while blind.
$1.25M would have been a cheap way to purchase a settlement and a confidentiality agreement and to forego all this nonsense.
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
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).
Paula Deen IS a democrat. She supported the Usurper.
Sorry, which post are you quoting?