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Judge Throws Out Racial Claims in Paula Deen Lawsuit

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The racial discrimination lawsuit that started the downward spiral that became PaulaDeenGate has been thrown out of court. A Georgia federal judge dismissed the suit filed against former Food Network star Paula Deen. The case had been brought on by a former employee, Lisa Jackson, who alleged that she'd been exposed to racist behavior in Deen's Savannah restaurant Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House.

From Eater National, a judge "dismissed Jackson's racial discrimination claims because Jackson, who is white, did not actually experience unlawful discrimination or racially offensive comments directed toward herself." There's more:

Deen's off the hook legally, but her admitted use of the N-word (among other disturbing racially charged incidents) in her deposition lead to an epic-fail of an apology and the resulting deterioration of Deen's empire. Jackson's lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and gender discrimination is still pending.
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