Celebrity News August 23, 2013
Paula Deen Racial and Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Dismissed
The lawsuit that caused Paula Deen's cooking empire to come crashing down has been dismissed.
The beleaguered former Food Network personality saw her reputation badly damaged in June after former employee Lisa Jackson accused her (and her brother, Bubba Hiers) of making racial slurs, sexual harassment and abusive treatment.
A judge dismissed the racial discrimination suit earlier this month, after determining that Jackson was an “accidental” victim at best, because she's white.
All other aspects of the lawsuit have now been dismissed as well, which could point to a settlement between the parties.