Paula Deen’s racial discrimination charges have come to an end after a federal judge in Georgia dropped those charges against the former Food Network cooking star.
The lawsuit was brought against Paula Deen by a former manager of her Savannah restaurant. The case led to accusations of racism after Deen admitted to making racial slurs many years prior.
In the lawsuit, Lisa Jackson claims that Deen’s brother, Bubba Hiers, subjected her to sexual harassment and racist attitudes during her fives years of employment. The allegations centered around Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House.
Those accusation of racial discrimination against Paul Deen were dropped by U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr.
In his decision, Judge Moore Jr. says Jackson, who is white, has no standing to sue for race discrimination.
In the meantime, Lisa Jackson’s claims of sexual harassment are still valid.
Following the judge’s decision, Deen’s reps said:
“We are pleased with the court’s ruling today that Lisa Jackson’s claims of race discrimination have been dismissed. As Ms. Deen has stated before, she is confident that those who truly know how she lives her life know that she believes in equal opportunity, kindness and fairness for everyone.”
Despite the judge’s decision, Paula Deen has already admitted to using racist language in the past. That admittance of guilt has cost Paula Deen millions of dollars through TV spots, sponsorships, and failed retail partnerships.
Do you think the Paul Deen racial discrimination charges being dropped against the queen of butter will help her public image?