Suit That Ended Paula Deen’s Career Thrown Out by JudgeAugust 27, 2013
The lawsuit that ended Paula Deen’s career — or at least, hugely damaged it — was thrown out by the federal judge who was overseeing the case. Apparently, he rejected the idea that the person suing Paula Deen had any real standing, saying she was, at best, “an accidental victim of the alleged racial discrimination.” In other words, nothing could be proven, period.
The case was focused on by the media for weeks and Deen was publicly crucified. For many, it was a sign of how our society reacts strongly to even a hint of racism by a white person — while ignoring racism by minorities.
The correct position, of course, is for all racism to be rejected, regardless of one’s color.
U.S. District Judge William Moore Jr. dismissed the lawsuit early this morning, after the parties filed an agreement to dismiss with prejudice Friday.
The order came less than two weeks after Moore tossed the racial discrimination claims against Deen, finding that Jackson, who is white, lacked standing and was at best “an accidental victim of the alleged racial discrimination.”
Though the parties’ agreement to dismiss is labeled as “settlement agreement” on the docket, no actual settlement agreement was available to the public as of this morning. ABC News reported that the two sides are believed to have settled without any money changing hands.
Hopefully, we can put this behind us and focus on more important topics.