Last Monday a U.S. District Court judge threw out the racial discrimination portion of the lawsuit against Paula Deen that continues to threaten her career. Now, the remainder of the lawsuit has also been dismissed.
In a document filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Savannah, the remaining charges were dismissed. According to CBS, “both sides agreed to drop the lawsuit without any award of costs or fees to any party.” No other details of the agreement were released. The judge in the case had not signed an order to finalize the dismissal.
Paula Deen had recently replaced her entire legal team. Her new attorneys stated that Jackson’s suit was based on “scurrilous and false claims.” They also allege that Jackson repeatedly threatened to embarrass Deen publicly unless she paid the ex-employee “huge sums of money” which some sources quoted to be in excess of `12 million dollars.
Paula made a statement about the nightmare she and her family have been enduring today. “While this has been a difficult time for both my family and myself, I am pleased that the judge dismissed the race claims and I am looking forward to getting this behind me, now that the remaining claims have been resolved. Those who truly know how I live my life know that I believe in kindness and fairness for everyone.”
Paula also addressed the working conditions of her business stating, “Moving forward my team and I are working to review the workplace environment issues that were raised in this matter and to retool all of my businesses operations. I look forward to getting back to doing what I love.” I am going to go out on a limb and guess that she is going to force Bubba into retirement.