Skip to comments.Judge Throws Out Racism Claims In Paula Deen Lawsuit
Posted on 08/12/2013 2:22:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
A federal judge has tossed the race discrimination accusations that are part of a lawsuit filed against former Food Network star, Paula Deen, and her brother, Earl "Bubba" Hiers, the Associated Press reports. Lisa T. Jackson, a former manager of Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House in Georgia, accused the pair of racism in a lawsuit filed last year.
Jackson's claims caught national attention in June when Deen's court deposition was released. Deen admitted to having used the N-word in the past and made other comments that made her seem racist.
A judge threw out the racism claims on Monday, saying that Jackson, who is white, doesn't have the standing to sue Deen and Hiers for race discrimination, according to the AP.
The sexual harassment claims contained in the lawsuit might still go forward. Hiers has been accused of viewing porn at work.
The racism accusations cost Deen much of the multimillion dollar empire she built around her Southern comfort recipes. Shortly after the scandal blew up, about a dozen companies Deen was partnered with ended their relationships with her.
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BUT... Lisa Jackson also filed sexual harassment claims against Deen and Hiers; those charges still stand in the ongoing case.
So, tonight on all the networks we will see apologies from all those who trashed this woman’s reputation, and caused her to lose business?
Last I checked, racism is legal.
Otherwise, what are all these black racists doing walking around?
But then, Paula Deen has paid an enormous monetary price for the lawsuit...
Deen’s testimony during the case, of course, became her undoing. The Georgia native admitted under oath to using the N-word — and despite numerous taped apologies and a tearful interview with Matt Lauer on The Today Show, Deen was dropped by the Food Network as well as the majority of her business partners, including JCPenney, Sears, Wal-Mart, Target, Kmart, Home Depot and Smithfield Foods.
Her publisher, Ballantine, also canceled upcoming cookbook plans, and QVC has “decided to take a pause” with the star. She subsequently parted ways with her legal team and with her longtime agent.
I think Paula should hook up with Larry the Cable Guy and do a show called “Good Ole Southern Cookin”!
Excellent point. LOL
Makes no difference. She White, and the media will be calling her a racist for the next 500 years.
Hiers has been accused of viewing porn at work.
Hahahaha, have to shut down half of the country!
Wonder if the whole N-word thing wasn’t a ploy by this POS employee to try and force a settlement and avoid going before a judge.
LIKE I SAID...
... her mistake was apologizing. Trust me folks, it NEVER works. All you do is admit something that might not ever be true, or worthy of consideration.
File this in the category of some people just need killin.
She deserves every bit of the reputation she has. She is the kind of person who treats everyone around her horribly. Also, just because this judge ruled that white people can’t be the victim of racism, doesn’t mean it’s true.
How could this assistant for Deen to use racial slurs?
It would definitely shut down the government................
It was an awful evil that was committed against Paula Deen. Funny how quick it all happened. Like they were waiting to destroy her at the drop of a hat, and they did.
Sorry Lisa, the Race Card comes in only one color.................
What evil was committed against her? For years, she treated every person she could with total contempt and despicably. Finally her actions caught up with her. She has no else to blame but her self. If she had a shred of decency, she wouldn’t be in this situation today.
Trayvon used it all the time.
Doesn’t have standing to profit from the charge but can engage in character assassination all the same.
Spot on brother. I remember those wonderful ballads of days gone by. The new normal? “Wha’s dah bitches and hoes?” Obama listens to this crap and invites the purveyors of this filth to the white house. Jay-Z and Ludacris are two of his homies. But then again, what would you expect from a former dope and crack head?
Do you really want to live in a country that penalizes you on your thoughts?
It was ridiculous for the plaintiff to think she could capitalize on a decades old allegation.
Hopefully, all gold-digger Jackson will end up with will be a large court costs bill.
“Do you really want to live in a country that penalizes you on your thoughts? “
Isnt that what the Zimmerman trial was and STILL(with the Feds) is all about? George thought that Trayvon seemed out of place and was acting in an unusual manner. Being penalized for one’s thoughts is already here.
OK, but we continue worshipping BET with blond women doing black women’s toes as part of “candid humor”?
That IS what the entire attack is about, isn't it?
Show me anyone over 40 from the South who has NEVER, EVER "used" the "N-word", and I'll show you a lifelong mute. I have heard it said, even by people who were definitely not racist, to describe specific lowlife individuals.
I have no skin in the game on way or another, I've never even seen her on TV, am not particularly a Southern foodie. But, FWIW, I had read the exact opposite: that she treated people right, has zillions of appreciative friends, promoted young start-up black chefs, is much loved by 600,000 people on the We Support Paula Deen Facebook page, whatever.
It's, like, an epistemological problem. When you have no firsthand information, you have to run a skeptical eyeball rapidly over both sides, muttering "Who sez?" and "What's your angle?" and "Cui bono?"
So, while I can imagine thousands of nasty people lying and saying she was nasty, I can't imagine thousands of nice people lying and saying she was nice. Thus, when I run it through my epistemology number cruncher, I come up with the probability that she's probably flawed but OK, and didn't deserve to be destroyed by what looked like a coordinated corporate PC pack attack...
Does that make sense?
All subject to revision upon receiving credible information to the contrary.
The judge didn’t say she wasn’t a racist, he said the plaintiff had no legal standing because he was white. Which actually does imply she did stuff that was at least questionable, just nothing anti-white.
She has no else to blame but her self. If she had a shred of decency, she wouldnt be in this situation today.
And then there were nuts....
The winner was announced last night..and it's a younger, prettier, and sassier version of Paula Dean..
Damaris Phillips, 32, from Kentucky, y'all...bloggers have said that Food Network heads picked her from the start..
If you're curious, here's a short video clip of her. I think she'll be a huge star in a few years.
Maybe Paula Dean can file an age discrimination lawsuit against the Food Network
Where does Paula Deen go to get her life back?
I have to wonder exactly what it was that Paula Deen did to you for you to get your panties in such a wad?
Some of journalist hacks who covered this referred to Ms Deen as a “disgraced chef”. I wish she could sue their kiesters off.
She doesn't get her old life back. What she does moving forward will determine her character. I'm thinking she's probably had an epiphany as to the real motivation$ of her detractors and those who have claimed to be her friends. She will also, most likely, re-think her political ideology. She does have some actual kitchen skills so ... she won't go hungry.
Excellent. She’s a good cook, and at one time I enjoyed her show. Best wishes to her in the future.
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She's definitely not a Weiner or a Spitzer, or a Frank, or a Clinton, or a Filner, or a McDermott .... On and on.
Finally made a considerable contribution to the DNC?
My favorite part of the judges ruling was where he said that to let the suit go forward would serve to conscript federal courts as human-resources departments that are responsible for imposing and monitoring a federally created standard for harmony in the workplace. No kidding.