Paula Deen Lawsuit Dismissed
In court paperwork filed Friday in Georgia, a settlement was agreed upon without any fees or costs going to any party in the case.
This is a huge legal victory for the celebrity chef who was also cleared of racial discrimination claims nearly two weeks ago.
Deen faced mounting scrutiny when a recorded deposition in which the 66-year-old former Food Network star admitted to telling racist jokes and using the N-word went public as a result of a $1.2 million lawsuit filed by her former restaurant manager, Lisa Jackson, alleging racial discrimination and sexual harassment by her brother Bubba Hiers.
Even before her vindication, Deen has always denied the claims against her, yet longtime endorsers like Target and Walmart continued to severe ties with the chef.
Paula’s ex-husband Jimmy Deen, who together have two sons, Jamie and Bobby, previously told CB! that no matter what the outcome, “Paula will come back bigger and stronger. She’s a fighter.”