Paula Deen Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Claim: DISMISSED By Judge!

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It's little consolation now, but the racial discrimination claim in the lawsuit by Lisa Jackson that torpedoed Paula Deen's career has been thrown out.

A judge just ruled in Paula's favor after Deen claimed Jackson had no right to claim racial discrimination ... basically because she is also white.

Any racial slurs made by Deen or comments that she and her cohorts may or may not have made have no legal consequence to her, the judge decided.

Jackson also made the tenuous argument that someone in her family is bi-racial, which Paula disputes. The judge said even so, she was an "accidental victim."

The lawsuit as a whole is still in effect, because Jackson also claims sexual discrimination, and that part can't be dismissed on quite the same grounds.

However, it's extremely ironic that Paula's career took a HUGE hit because of a leaked deposition she gave following a bogus claim of racial discrimination.

Paula Deen is Pissed

Is she perfect? Absolutely not. Is the fact that she, by her own admission, used racial slurs in the past enough to change people's opinions of her? Clearly.

Still, her supporters will surely argue that damage that has been done feels disproportionate when compared to the actual impact of her actions.

Especially now that at least part of the lawsuit was unfounded.

The Food Network and other business partners dropped her after she acknowledged using racial slurs in the past during questioning by Jackson's lawyers.

Deen denies all of Jackson's allegations of discrimination, which she alleges she experienced during the five years she worked at Paula's restaurant.

All we can do is stay tuned to what happens next.

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Glad she is back! Good luck from up here in NY. Very common to hear the n word being used by one black person to another black person out on the street. WTH (what the heck)????

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Glad she is back! Good luck from up here in NY. Very common to hear the n word being used by one black person to another black person out on the street. WTH (what the heck)????

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Ya well if Paula gets in trouble for something long ago I think its only fair Dr. Pepper should drop Dr. Dre because they are affiliated with a women beater! I think throwing someone down the stairs is worse!

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Good! We listen to songs, movies, even read magazines and talk to friends and they say things like "Nigger" "Nigga" "I'm gonna kill you Nigga." yet we still listen to it. they don't take it off their shelves even though they say all of those things so why should she get punished for something she said 30+ years ago? She said it once then never again and said she was sorry. Paula Deen sells the best kitchen appliances and has the best recipes and everyone is getting rid of it because she said one word. It's not fair.

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@ NIKI

She said in an interview that she grew up in the 50s & 60s & that was the culture back then. Do you REALLY believe she only said it once? 30 years ago was the mid 1980s...NOT the 50s or 60s. If she was truly sorry she would have addressed it LONG before the lawsuit.

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@ Emanon

Addressing it long before now is like going to the police station and insisting on them giving you a ticket because you were speeding last year. No Sale! She owes nobody anything and once again her mistake was buying into the remorse.

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@ Stan

The message that tells me is it's OK to say what she did. I'm not saying it's a HUGE thing but in a way it is. We are ALL equal, no matter our skin color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, etc. If she hadn't said anything & had totally blown off the lawsuit in the public, it would have been just as bad. That's what made her look bad. I just think it's complete insensitivity. No I'm not overly sensitive but condoning such actions by ignoring them doesn't make things better either.

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THESE LITTLE SERVANTS "JUDGES" HAVE NO PERMIT TO DISMISS ANY CASE !!!! IN CIVIL MATTERS , COMPLAINTS EXCEEDING $20 ARE DECIDED BY A JURY !!!! ALL CRIMINAL MATTERS ARE DECIDED BY JURIES ... WHEN YOU GO TO MUNICIPAL COURT , AAAND ARE DENIED A JURY , YOU ARE THE VICTIM OF CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY .. WHY ARE YOU PUTTING UP WITH THESES OUT OF CONTROL MONSTERS IN OUR PUBLIC OFFICES !!!!

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Food Network and those horsemeat Smithfield hams are dead to me!

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Good! Love the woman.....

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When will people learn not to make hasty judgments about things?
The Food Network and all of her other sponsors that have pulled out because of this b.s. should be hanging their heads in shame, and begging her to come back. She had the good sense to apologize and admit what she did wrong immediately, no denials, etc. just handling it in a mature way. Something others can definitely learn from. She is a classy lady, and things from the past belong there, no matter who you are. It is not right to compare a society of years ago to today's world. It is vastly different.

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OK folks, it's time that 'We The People' forgive this nice lady. The American public actually forgave the drunken abuser nutcase Alec Baldwin, the woman beater Chris Brown, the gay basher Tracy Morgan and many others.

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of course the case was dismissed - paula deen is no racist. she hires loads of blacks. a shame none of them came to her defense when she was accused of being a racist. perhaps now she should fire all of them to teach them a lesson in loyalty.

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