Paula Dean Racist Lawsuit Dismissed, But It Doesn’t Matter Anyway

Photo: Paula Deen Peter Kramer/NBCThe nasty Paula Deen racist lawsuit filed by her former employee, Lisa Jackson, has been dismissed. According to the federal judge in the case, Jackson had no right to sue for racial discrimination because she is white. Deen was reportedly “pleased with the court’s ruling” a rep for the cook told Us Weekly, adding that the TV personality “believes in equal opportunity, kindness and fairness for everyone.”

Apparently you can’t sue someone for saying vile, racist things around you or at you if they don’t actually apply to your specific race. Whether or not you agree with that judgement, it doesn’t really matter anyway. Jackson already won in the court of public opinion. Paula Deen has been fired by the Food Network, shunned by sponsors and lost countless millions in revenue.

Unfortunately, the court of public opinion doesn’t pay your legal fees or award you hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation for being the ex-employee of an allegedly horrific boss. Paula Deen may have watched her reputation and marketability go up in flames because of the negative exposure from the lawsuit but that doesn’t do Jackson’s wallet much good.

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