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Judge dismisses racial bias claim against Paula Deen

Court says former manager was no more than an “accidental victim” of discrimination

There was a (likely butter-filled) celebration in Paula Deen’s home last night. A federal judge ruled Monday that a white former employee had no standing to bring claims of racial discrimination against the celebrity chef.

Lisa T. Jackson, who managed a Savannah, Ga., restaurant Deen owns with her brother, alleged that widespread discrimination against the restaurant’s black workers had created a hostile work environment. She also claimed the discrimination was “more personally offensive” since she has biracial nieces.

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