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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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She ruined Paula Deen's reputation. I hope Ms Jackson never finds a job again.

376 days ago


I agree with Goawaygloria..."This country needs to wake up and stop coddling black people. At the same time, black people need to stop demanding to be coddled!!"

Under the umbrella of racism, since when is it justifiable to announce to the World "The First US Black President". Broadcasting another "White President" clearly is unacceptable. In sync with the "BET" Network, would it be acceptable for a station to declare a "White Entertainment Network?" There are countless examples that COULD be cited, but then THAT would be considered racial. I just don't get the double standard and welcome any comment from those who could explain/justify...

376 days ago


Paula Deen won Absolutely Nothing in court. Paula decided not to fight it so now it leaves the door open for Other African American employees to file a lawsuit, and that could get much worse than Jacksons.

376 days ago


Love it. Too bad that Paula can't go after her for her damaged reputation and the money and contracts she has lost. That would put a stop to a lot of these stupid laws suits.

376 days ago

Norma Desomd    

Congratulations Paula ! and to the Food Network and all those other sponsors, "Go straight to Hell."

376 days ago


The damage is done but I feel these businesses are not going to start putting her things back on the shelf. She said what she said and Paula dean paid for it. Lets all agree slavery is over has been for along time and move on

376 days ago

Cathy O'    

After 27 years, the stuff that is said on TV and in the movies and on the street, is by far worse than what Paula was charged with. Charge on Paula Deen. We love you.

376 days ago


Um she has not won anything yet. Did anyone asst TMZ bother to read the claim filled? It's mostly about get creepy brother and his disgusting ways...

376 days ago


Oh she ain't out in the clear yet , read the whole article ! White folks all happy as if she was clear of ALL wrong doing. She created a atmosphere that was unhealthy , now rather you clowns understand that or not that's what it is.

376 days ago


I don't know why the Court agreed to hear the case in the first place for the very reason the Judge stated in dismissing the case. Paul was dropped from the network for what she said, not because someone sued her, at least I think that was their reason. Who knows for sure?

376 days ago


This is plain DUMB!!!
I can't be offended if someone uses the word "***got" in regards to someone gay because I'm heterosexual?? Pretty sad when someone tells you to get over something they are still doing to you

376 days ago


First of all, all of us have used the " N " word. I don' t care what race, color or age you are. African Americans have also used the word honky, cracker etc. and get away with it in public forums. Just look at many African American comedians who use it as part of their act and nothing is ever said. What is unfortunate is that the African American community has to stop using racism as an excuse to hold them back in society. Paula Deen who is a public figure had the GUTS to admit it. People make mistakes and hopefully learn from their mistakes and ignorance. Lets all stop it and let Ms. Deen go on with her life. This should not ruin her whole career and life's work..

376 days ago


I say forgive and forget it's been 27 yrs, give this old woman back her T.V show.

376 days ago

Aunt Bee    

Now will FoodTV give her back her career? She's
innocent and no more racist than anyone else.
She didn't deserve to be destroyed despite the
agists who think so.

376 days ago


What does that even mean Christina?

376 days ago
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