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Paula Deen

Wins Racial Lawsuit

That Destroyed Her

8/12/2013 1:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0628_paula_deen_article_tmz_1In one of the most supremely ironic court decisions in a long time, a judge just threw out the racial discrimination claim filed against Paula Deen -- the very lawsuit that destroyed the famous chef.

A judge just ruled ... Lisa Jackson had no right to claim racial discrimination, BECAUSE SHE'S WHITE!  Any comments that Deen or her cohorts may have made had no legal consequence to her, because she's simply not the right color.

Jackson made a tenuous argument that someone in her family was bi-racial -- something that may not be true at all.  But the judge said even if it were true, she was at best an "accidental victim."

Short story -- Jackson ruined Paula with a bogus claim. 

The case goes on, because Jackson also claims sexual discrimination, and so far there's not basis to doubt that she's a woman.



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I noticed that they didn't identify the judge in this case. And since when did you have to be black to file a racism case? Looks to me the judge should be charged with racist remarks saying you have to be black. Is this judge white or black to make these remarks. Now Paula should get her job back with Food Network and paid back wages on top of that plus lost revenue on her products that were pulled from the shelves

382 days ago

Jim hawkins    

Paula has a new grandbaby that should clear up all the controversy...

382 days ago

Jim hawkins    

Paula has a new grandbaby that should clear up all the controversy...

382 days ago


This calling black people n@$rs and stuff can now get very costly for white folk. Ouch!

382 days ago


The story goes you can fit in a phone booth the number of people who have never used the N word.

Just goes to show you there are white "Ns" out there.

381 days ago


I can't imagine this case having gone any other way! What next, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton sinking their fangs their fangs into this further? This world is becoming INSANELY RIDUNKULOUS! I'm white and even my sane black friends agree. STOP THE INSANITY! IT'S 2013 FOR CHRISSAKE! MOVE ON AND STOP LIVING IN THE PAST. Mistakes were made, yes. People make them everyday, even now. Everyone. "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone." Remember that. <3 GlindaTheGoodBitch <3 from And don't forget to "Like" my Facebook page too or I may have to beat you with my wand and I have a really BIG wand, LOL! Smooches!

381 days ago


Black folks had nothing to do with this lawsuit. Blacks didn't sue Paula.

So now who are the racist extortionists?

It's truly embarrassing.

378 days ago


will she be able to get back with the companies that dropped her?

378 days ago


The problem I have is not about the color of anyone in,near, or around the case. My problem is that the word was said. That is why Paula things were pull and she was remove from programs.

378 days ago


I'm still trying to figure out why Obama "identifies as black" when he could just as well identify as white, considering he is 50/50. Isn't the whole concept of racism based upon a persons skin color? So, if someone is 50/50 and they come out and state they are one color not the other, that's racism isn't it?

377 days ago


I have read a recent statement of support for Paula written by the man who robbed her at gunpoint over 30 years ago Eugene Thomas King Jr. "...she is being persecuted....I regret that I pointed a gun at her..." Paula's ex husband agrees that Paula is in no way a racist; shortly after having a gun pointed at her she simply responded in fear and anger at having her life threatened. To Paula's so called friends, including Oprah all I can do is quote Oprah herself from her TV show "When people show you who they are, believe them the first time." Oprah has shown us all who she is. I believe her.

375 days ago


Saying Paula Deen was "destroyed" is pretty bad language TMZ. Do you condone murder? Because you sound like you do using an angry word like that. You sound like you think she should be destroyed. And she wasn't dextroyed. I looked up a recipe for vegetable dips on their website and whose version should appear at the very top? Paula Deen's.

319 days ago


Good for her. Who needs to deal with idiots like Miss Jackson. I would have closed thr restaurant immediately. Paula is now stronger and more prosperous than ever. Good for her.

149 days ago
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