Race Claims Against Paula Deen That Ruined Her Career Are Thrown out by Judge

Daily Mail (London), August 13, 2013

A federal judge in Georgia has tossed out race discrimination claims by a former Savannah restaurant manager whose lawsuit against Paula Deen ended up causing the celebrity cook to lose nearly all of her culinary empire.

Lisa Jackson sued Deen and her brother, Bubba Hiers, last year saying she was subjected to sexual harassment and racist attitudes during the five years she worked at their restaurant, Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House.

But U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. ruled Monday that Jackson, who is white, has no standing to sue them for race discrimination.

‘The Court concludes that Plaintiff is not an aggrieved party under Title VII because her interests are not those arguably sought to be protected by that statue,’ wrote Moore. ‘At best, Plaintiff is an accidental victim of the alleged racial discrimination.  There are no allegations that Defendant Hiers’s racially offensive comments were either directed toward Plaintiff or made with the intent to harass her.’

According to TMZ, Jackson tried claiming that she has a biracial person in her family and was thus a victim of Deen’s racist remarks.

The ruling leaves intact Jackson’s sexual harassment claims stemming from her five years as an employee of Uncle Bubba’s and The Lady and Sons in Savannah. Jackson claims Hiers’ and Deen’s conduct—including violent acts, discrimination and racism—led to the end of her employment.

Deen responded to the news Monday afternoon, through her lawyers.

‘We are pleased with the Court’s ruling today that Lisa Jackson’s claims of race discrimination have been dismissed,’ Deen’s representatives told CNN. ‘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.’

Meanwhile, Deen has lost a slew of major endorsement, book, and television deals since admitting in a deposition to using racist language.

The embattled TV chef even lost the gig that made her famous as the Food Network chose not to renew Deen’s contract after 11 years with the cable network. Deen lent her culinary talents to three separate shows.

Deen’s 15th cookbook initially shot to the top of Amazon’s pre-order list, but was subsequently cancelled by publisher Ballantine Books.

The disgraced chef also lost deals with Smithfield Foods, QVC, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Sears and others.

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  • MekongDelta69

    According to TMZ, Jackson tried claiming that she has a biracial person in her family and was thus a victim of Deen’s racist remarks.”

    After almost 50 years, how can any SANE human being even offer a rational comment anymore about some of these mentally disabled morons in these articles.

    That’s why I almost always make fun of these lunatics (and I’ve been noticing that more and more people on more and more sites are doing exactly the same thing).

  • bigone4u

    Paula Deen is the real victim of racism–reverse racism targeting an older white southern woman. Meanwhile, libtard goddess Oprah sees racists everywhere, while White women made her wealthy for encouraging nonwhites to believe themselves to be victims of whites. There’s power in telling people they are victims and Oprah exploited that and brainwashed millions in the process.

    • White Mom in WDC

      I never liked Oprah. All these stupid white women that watch that fat cow are part of the problem. I am not into bashing white women, but I have to say many have to get a clue- black women are not your friends!

      • dd121

        I disagree. I’ll be the one to officially bash those stupid white women. bash away, bash away, bash away all!

  • ncpride

    This gold digger had her ridiculous ‘complaint’ tossed out, but the media damage has been done to Paula. I’m sure they will rush to report on this 24/7 for several days….NOT!

    • Stentorian_Commentator

      So in a way the plaintiff got Deen to pay a lot of damages, just not to the plaintiff. I’d love to have recording devices on the various people who fired Deen, and hear what they say about various groups of people, especially Southerners and white Christians. I think it would be enlightening.

    • Spartacus

      There’s been no damage done. If she hadn’t apologized, and the station she worked for hadn’t fired her, nothing would’ve happened. Marxists are only as strong as the number of imbeciles that listen to them.

      • ncpride

        That’s very true. If she would have kept mum on the situation and her business partners had stood behind her, really, what would have happened? Not a thing.

    • Who wants to take bets on how long it will be before some lunatic hires frivolous, greedy plaintiff Lisa Jackson as a restaurant manager again?

      I’m going with “never”.

  • Spartacus

    “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.”

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    Really ? Even after this ? Jesus, some people never learn..

  • roadgeek

    Where does Paula Deen go to get her reputation back? Who makes her whole?

    • Hal K

      Where do white people go to get their sanity back?

      • NeanderthalDNA

        Yer here.

        • Hal K

          The real question is how do we get white people to go to that place.

  • willbest

    Bottom feeding whites don’t have their own laws to extract money out of successful people, so they have to figure out ways to borrow others.

  • Glickstein44

    Paula Dean is much more than a victim of racism,she is a victim of Supremacists who promote an ideology that seeks the destruction of the White race.Immigration & multi-culturalism is two of the tools they use to accomplish it but to speed it up and make the road less bumpy they have coordinated a set of rules for corporate businesses to punish monetarily anyone who does not speak within a narrowly defined field of politically correct thoughts…remember,it was only when Paula Dean confessed freely she had use the N word once,30 years ago–30YEARS AGO!!–that her sponsors dropped her. It is acts like these that serve as a warning to others to keep their mouths shut and accept Tyranny and their own genocide.Not only do they not want you to STAND YOUR GROUND physically they don’t want you to STAND YOUR GROUND verbally and mentally as well….It isn’t blacks that own Smithfield Foods,Wal-mart,Home Depot,Sears,Ballantine Books,and others…these corporate entitys,in order to play the game,are bowing down to their masters rules,the real Supremacists.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    A federal judge in Georgia has tossed out race discrimination against Paula Deen

    None of that matters. She has been labeled a racist by the media and will be called one in perpetuity.

    Her mistake was apologizing, which never works with the media or race hustlers and made her look like a fool.

    Bon

  • Romulus

    The stupid race traitor has a mulatto in the family!! There’s your. answer to the lawsuit. Nowhere to direct her anger at her families assets and legacy going to prop up another people.

  • Viv Jasper

    Anti-whites don’t care; she admits to having used the n-word many years ago, so as far as they’re concerned she deserves anything that happens to her.

    • dd121

      I use the “n-word” (God I hate that circumlocution) all the time on Amren and get my comment deleted for my efforts. I like it because it’s honest, direct and perfectly encapsulates my feelings on the subject of race. Banning it doesn’t earn us any credibility or respect from the left. I’d prefer to be just as “in your face” with them as they are to us.

      There, I got that off my chest.

  • IKantunderstand

    Paula Deen could become a hero by merely saying:”These charges are a load of crap, and yeah, I did say nig -etc.” So what? So what? Every single “cracker”, or White person, if you prefer, should use that word. Use it often, use it proudly as an expression of your first amendment rights. Where the hell do these people get off telling us what words we can or cannot use? This is an erosion of our first amendment rights. We can’t allow them to get away with this. It will never end, I’m telling you. Fight back now! The first amendment does not address a person or a people, or some kind of socially constructed subset getting their feelings hurt. NO. Our White Founding Fathers, knew that once you start drawing distinctions, exemptions, the whole point of the first amendment is lost. We Whites are losing our country! Please don’t allow them to slowly erode the Bill of Rights. You do know, that is why they want to replace we Whites in this country with another people. Another people who come from lands that have been so repressive, they will even think the suspension of the Bill of Rights to be an improvement from where they came from. Or, they will not care. As long as our government provides them with food, what will they care that our Constitution is removed? Or our Bill of Rights? We are talking stupid people who have been repressed for hundreds of years. How is moving to the U.S. going to make them smarter? They were a drag on the country they came from, and they will be a drag on this country. What magic is expected from us? We Whites cannot sustain the world. We Whites have the lowest birthrate in the world. What kind of magic do the colored hordes expect will shower down on them from the shadow of Notre Dame? I don’t care how many coloreds are allowed into White countries, they are not capable of maintaining our architecture, our infrastructure, our museums, no, indeed, because Whites have been forced into recognizing piss, and blasphemy, and drunken paint vomit, and graffitti as ART, we have lost control of our civilization! We have given recognition to this crap because we wanted to be inclusive. We wanted to be nice. We are now at a point where we are deciding in the favor of Kanye West as being better musically than Wagner. We are now at the point where we think “twerking” is more representative of Western civilization than ballet. This is insane! There is no comparison between Wagner and Kanye West, and, absolutely no comparison between “twerking” and ballet! This world is on the verge of being dominated by African “music” and rhythmic crude dancing. Make no mistake, America leads the way in the destruction of Western European Civilization, because we (or somebody) encouraged this crap. Our children are steeped in this crap! Do Something! Burn, Baby, Burn. A quote from, I believe, the Black Panthers. Some sane country, needs to declare war on us. We suck. America has lost its way, and we are determined to take all the White countries down with us. That way, there will be no place for we Whites to flee. Our enemy is implacable, and everywhere. (Well, only in White countries, oy vey, who wants to live in an official third world country). This attitude kills me. What on earth do they think will happen when all the White people are gone? The tribe doesn’t even know how to change a light bulb. Despite all their vaunted smarts, they didn’t even know how to invent one.

    • dd121

      Like most whites she’s trained to prostrate herself before the liberal keepers of PC. That means begging for forgiveness by unrestrained groveling. This time they’re saying to her “not this time, peasant”.
      That’s why I feel only limited sympathy for her, even though she was dealt a pretty bum hand.

      • Bill

        Her WORKPLACE is riddled with liberals. Her entire career was spent in the liberal marketplace. Books, TV, gourmet foods, cooking shows, etc.
        That is why she “apologized”. Did her no good, but given her entire income was controlled by liberal marxist mind controllers, she gave it a shot. Pause. WHY do you think these cultural marxists spent decades taking control of public venues and public schools and colleges? Two reasons: indoctrinate an entire generation; punish any who won’t toe the cultural marxist line by firing them, getting them fired, writing articles and have talk shows which crucify them, and have an indoctrinated generation or two ready to applaud all of that. Paula Deen fell in the second category. She didn’t toe the line completely enough and so she was punished by those who sought, and have now, the power to do so.

  • dd121

    I don’t think this revelation is going to redeem Paula. Since when did the truth ever slow down the left’s lies?

  • Jack Burton

    Paula Deen is worth over 50 million, she voted for Obama and she supports the system that abused her and is abusing other Whites on a daily basis, so don’t shed a tear for little miss Paula Deen.

    • Some white libtards expect the system they support to make exceptions for them, precisely because they are libtards. Their logical fallacy in this respect is that having effectively destroyed the notion of the United States as a meritocracy in which people were treated as individuals, they are idiotic in their expectation that they be treated as individuals.

      • Jack Burton

        Seriously, would you give a F what they thought if you were worth millions. You could tell your boss and all of your coworkers to go F themselves. That she groveled to scumbags like Jackson is revolting.

        Just like Armstrong, I supported him initially, but then he goes on Oprah and makes a fool of himself. If they don’t respect themselves then why should I respect them.

        • They grovel because they’ve convinced themselves “I’m one of the ‘good’ people; this isn’t supposed to happen to me”, when in fact the takedown is going precisely according to the script they helped write.

  • Sloppo

    If I thought Paula Deen was one of those racist white people with a preference for her own race and culture’s continued existence, I’d certainly sympathize with her. I understand that she campaigned for Obama, so apparently that she hates her own people including me. I don’t hate her, but my feelings about her are very indifferent. This case is interesting though because it has a valuable lesson about the rewards for groveling to the zealots of the Religion of Political Correctness.

    • At least she finally learned the truth about the political machinery she was supporting. I wish this could happen to every liberal celebrity, but I’d prefer to start with Hollyweirdos and television “news” propagandists instead of cooks.

  • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

    Note to Amren: you wrote, “The white defendant had no standing to claim racial discrimination.” I believe that should be white plaintiff.

  • Funruffian

    If one wants to be a celebrity and be scrutinized daily by the media, she should think twice about who she associates with and how she forms her relationships. If a person in your employ has multi-racial connections or relations they are apt to want to sue and defame your character. I know that the majority of TV personalities have to walk eggshells around race due to fear of being subjected to race-baiting.

    • Eventually even they should do some soul-searching about whether more money is really worth it. How much stuff does someone really need?

  • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

    I never paid too much attention to her before this incident. But once the controversy began, I ordered all of her cookbooks. Good for you, Paula Deen! Don’t ever apologize!

    • Nick

      I hear her restaurant in savannah is still doing well

  • Paula Deen probably did constantly say things that would be deemed derogatory but damn if they woman felt slighted she could just quite. She chose to subject herself to PD’s attitude. This politically correct world the politicians have created due to their ineptitude has bogged down the court system and helped to divide the people. It’s usually the politicians fault. Let’s just hang the lot and be done with it 🙂