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Judge Throws Out Racism Claims In Paula Deen Lawsuit
Business Insider ^ | 08/13/2013 | Pamela Engel

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.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: lawsuit; pauladeen; racism; ruling

1 posted on 08/12/2013 2:22:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

BUT... Lisa Jackson also filed sexual harassment claims against Deen and Hiers; those charges still stand in the ongoing case.


2 posted on 08/12/2013 2:23:48 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

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?


3 posted on 08/12/2013 2:24:17 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Last I checked, racism is legal.

Otherwise, what are all these black racists doing walking around?


4 posted on 08/12/2013 2:24:48 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Where's my pressure cooker backpack wmd ricin laced al qaeda terrorist BASSELOPE?)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


5 posted on 08/12/2013 2:25:16 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I think Paula should hook up with Larry the Cable Guy and do a show called “Good Ole Southern Cookin”!


6 posted on 08/12/2013 2:26:15 PM PDT by bopdowah ("Unlike King Midas, whatever the Gubmint touches sure don't turn to Gold!')
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To: Uncle Miltie

Excellent point. LOL


7 posted on 08/12/2013 2:28:22 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: SeekAndFind

Makes no difference. She White, and the media will be calling her a racist for the next 500 years.


8 posted on 08/12/2013 2:29:47 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Democrat party: criminal enterprise masquerading as a political party.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hiers has been accused of viewing porn at work.

Hahahaha, have to shut down half of the country!


9 posted on 08/12/2013 2:29:55 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


10 posted on 08/12/2013 2:30:14 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


11 posted on 08/12/2013 2:31:55 PM PDT by jimjohn
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To: Arm_Bears

File this in the category of some people just need killin.


12 posted on 08/12/2013 2:33:30 PM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: SoldierDad

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.


13 posted on 08/12/2013 2:33:56 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Arm_Bears

How could this assistant for Deen to use racial slurs?


14 posted on 08/12/2013 2:35:37 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: tet68

It would definitely shut down the government................


15 posted on 08/12/2013 2:36:03 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


16 posted on 08/12/2013 2:37:06 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: SeekAndFind
...Jackson, who is white, doesn't have the standing to sue Deen and Hiers for race discrimination,

Sorry Lisa, the Race Card comes in only one color.................

17 posted on 08/12/2013 2:37:14 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: PghBaldy

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.


18 posted on 08/12/2013 2:47:10 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: SeekAndFind
There's a bazillion of us who have used the N word including a very famous senator....and just about every hip hop dude around.

Trayvon used it all the time.

19 posted on 08/12/2013 2:50:01 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind

Doesn’t have standing to profit from the charge but can engage in character assassination all the same.


20 posted on 08/12/2013 2:54:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Sacajaweau

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?


21 posted on 08/12/2013 2:56:02 PM PDT by donaldo
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To: Uncle Miltie
Exactly. One can have any belief one wants, politically correct or not.

Do you really want to live in a country that penalizes you on your thoughts?

22 posted on 08/12/2013 2:56:45 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: SeekAndFind

Good decision.

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.


23 posted on 08/12/2013 3:02:44 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: Lizavetta

“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.


24 posted on 08/12/2013 3:04:41 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Sacajaweau
Eenie, meenie, miney, mo, Catch a...
25 posted on 08/12/2013 3:06:33 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: SeekAndFind

OK, but we continue worshipping BET with blond women doing black women’s toes as part of “candid humor”?

Whatever.


26 posted on 08/12/2013 3:13:46 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: SeekAndFind
Well, that'll teach her to say Moochelle is a chow hound!

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.

27 posted on 08/12/2013 3:15:02 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: nickcarraway
I'm almost afraid to ask, but where do you get this information?

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.

28 posted on 08/12/2013 3:15:06 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Torture your data long enough and it'll confess to anything." - Businessweek)
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To: Brown Deer

Brazil nut?


29 posted on 08/12/2013 3:16:11 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: SoldierDad

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.


30 posted on 08/12/2013 3:19:29 PM PDT by discostu (Go do the voodoo that you do so well.)
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To: nickcarraway

She has no else to blame but her self. If she had a shred of decency, she wouldn’t be in this situation today.


Many comments from you regarding Ms. Deen’s personality and treatmet of others, and you know this how? Are you relying on the media’s coverage of her or do you have personal knowledge?


31 posted on 08/12/2013 3:20:19 PM PDT by MWestMom (Psalms 109:8)
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To: Brown Deer

And then there were nuts....


32 posted on 08/12/2013 3:33:30 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau; All
Have you seen "The Next Food Network Star"

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

33 posted on 08/12/2013 3:34:08 PM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline is on summer break..)
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To: SeekAndFind

34 posted on 08/12/2013 3:40:06 PM PDT by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: SeekAndFind

Where does Paula Deen go to get her life back?


35 posted on 08/12/2013 3:57:18 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: nickcarraway

I have to wonder exactly what it was that Paula Deen did to you for you to get your panties in such a wad?


36 posted on 08/12/2013 4:10:47 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Paula Dean's a big time Obama supporter......these are the same people she ordinarily sucks up to.....wonder what opinion she would have had or how much help she would have been if it had been someone else getting this treatment. Where are all her liberal buddy's....Oprah stayed at her house and just barely defended her!!!
37 posted on 08/12/2013 4:28:30 PM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: SeekAndFind

Some of journalist hacks who covered this referred to Ms Deen as a “disgraced chef”. I wish she could sue their kiesters off.


38 posted on 08/12/2013 4:33:43 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: jocon307
Where does Paula Deen go to get her life back?

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.

39 posted on 08/12/2013 4:36:30 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SeekAndFind

Excellent. She’s a good cook, and at one time I enjoyed her show. Best wishes to her in the future.


40 posted on 08/12/2013 4:38:30 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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41 posted on 08/12/2013 6:04:23 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: musicman
LOL! The hypocrisy of the Left! It hurts. :)

She's definitely not a Weiner or a Spitzer, or a Frank, or a Clinton, or a Filner, or a McDermott .... On and on.

42 posted on 08/12/2013 6:18:55 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: RedMDer

I agree!!!


43 posted on 08/12/2013 6:31:11 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SeekAndFind

Finally made a considerable contribution to the DNC?


44 posted on 08/12/2013 7:04:28 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: SeekAndFind
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...apparently whites have standing only when they're accused of racism, not when they're in victim mode......
45 posted on 08/12/2013 9:15:06 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: nickcarraway

?


46 posted on 08/13/2013 6:37:33 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: TomGuy

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.


47 posted on 08/13/2013 11:25:57 AM PDT by JSMcGuffin
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