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.Judge Throws Out Racial Claims In Paula Deen Lawsuit. >>>>>>>