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Paula Deen

Racial/Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Dismissed

8/23/2013 1:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Paula Deen
has SETTLED the lawsuit that sent her empire crashing to the ground.

Lisa Jackson -- who worked as General Manager at Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House -- filed the suit, claiming racial and sexual harassment.  The racial claim was dismissed recently because Lisa didn't have a dog in the fight -- because she's white.

Now Jackson's lawsuit has been dismissed, and all signs point to a settlement.  The terms appear to be confidential.



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Good for her, now all her free time can be spent eating sticks of butter.

370 days ago


That bish destroyed paula and still got nutin

370 days ago


Shame on you, TMZ. YOU were so hard on Paula, calling her a "racist.!!" LIKE none of YOU at TMZ ever said the N word. Or, ever said the C word (about women) or ever called a gay person a ***GOT.

TMZ LYNCHED Paula Deen. So go **** yourselves!

370 days ago


And the winners are.....the lawyers of course. LOL

370 days ago


She should of settled in the first place! Not that it's right but would of caused her to lose a lot less money. Sucks that people can do that to you over more than likely nothing! Just looking for a handout!

370 days ago


Please read the article in PEOPLE magazine.... NO financial payments made.... The woman basically lied.

370 days ago


YOU ARE THE RETARDED FOOL.A do***ent filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Savannah, Ga., said both sides agreed to drop the lawsuit "without any award of costs or fees to any party."

370 days ago


Meanwhile sexual assault case against Interstellar supervising art director headed to trial and still in criminal investigation against him for sexual assault of LA music award winning singer Bralalalala. While the media has largely ignored this case, this one actually tells the real story and has of course been ignored by the media who has awarded the Spider Man/Iron Man supervising art director with more work since the attack, including supervision of art and production design on Django Unchained. The director and his co defendant attorney girlfriend took down the libel site about Bralalalala they created just last month-3 years after the attack.

370 days ago



Nick has it right. Fees and costs mean court costs and attorneys' fees, period. Out of court settlements are a different animal.

Paula, and her corporation, are the "deep pockets" in this case. That means that they are ultimately responsible for the actions of their employees. Ms. Jackson's statements absolving Paula of wrongdoing mean nothing. Paula and/or her corporation paid for brother Bubba's wrongdoing most likely. He was the real problem.

370 days ago


Wow! TMZ has made no secret of the fact that they don't like Paula Deen. If anyone at TMZ actually bothered to do some research, they would have found out from sources such as the HuffPo state that both sides agreed to drop the lawsuit “without any award of costs or fees to any party.” And it was dismissed with prejudice, meaning the the same lawsuit can’t be filed again in court. If TMZ had a shred of credibility, they would either run a corrected story or an update but given the treatment she has received from TMZ, I'm not holding my breath.

370 days ago

Karvey Kardashian    

I have not heard of someone agreeing to a settlement that did not include at least something for court fees. I realize that the attorney fees are seperate, and come out of the settlement. The story from People makes it sound like there is no financial settlement that benefits either party. I guess a big clue will be if the broke person begins buying items above her means.

370 days ago


for there to be a settlement, there was money involved, just under the table.

370 days ago


Directly from the HuffPo article referenced on the previous page:

"The case was dismissed "with prejudice," which means that the same suit cannot be filed in court again. The court did not award damages or fees to either party; however, the order of dismissal was filed under the name "Settlement Agreement," which could mean that it was brought about by an out of court settlement of some kind."

370 days ago

b de v    

Ya know “they” keep using the “N” word constantly over and over and over again because they know no one else is allowed to and they just LOVE LOVE LOVE the power. “They’re” just DYING for a white person to say the (letter after L and before M) word in front of them so they can react “appropriately HAHA.” “They” want you to SO SO SO SO BAD.” Ask any non-African American psychologist, they’ll tell you.

370 days ago


Good for Miss Paula!!
Loved her before she was famous and will continue buying and supporting her, even if she's cookin' in a shack on the back roads of Savannah!

370 days ago
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