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Racial discrimination lawsuit against Paula Deen dismissed

A racial discrimination case filed against celebrity chef Paula Deen by her former employee Lisa Jackson was dismissed on Monday, August 12 by U.S. District Judge Williams Moore, Jr.

In addition to the racial discrimination case filed against Deen, Jackson also filed a sexual discrimination claim against Deen’s brother, Earl “Bubba” Hiers, claiming the latter created a hostile working environment for her at Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House, a fact that the restaurant’s co-owner Deen did nothing about.

According to papers obtained by The Wrap, Deen and Hiers had argued that Jackson, who is white, “lacks standing to pursue racial discrimination claims because she does not allege that she suffered any discrimination based on her race.”

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