Paula Deen scores legal win

August 13, 2013

Business

Paula Deen

Paula Deen

Celebrity chef Paula Deen has scored a legal win in her million-dollar lawsuit.

ABC News’ Michael Rothman writes:

A federal judge in Georgia today threw out the racial discrimination claims made against Paula Deen by Lisa Jackson in a suit that stated she was subjected to sexual harassment and racism while she worked at a Savannah restaurant co-owned by Deen and her brother Bubba Hiers.

U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. ruled in a 20-page opinion that Jackson had no basis to sue Deen and her brother for racial discrimination because she is in fact white herself. The sexual harassment claims are still open…

“There are no allegations that defendant Hiers’s racially offensive comments were either directed toward plaintiff or made with the intent to harass her,” Moore said.

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