Good news for Paula Deen.
A federal judge on Monday dismissed the racial discrimination claims in a lawsuit filed by former employee Lisa Jackson. In a statement, a rep for Deen said, "We are pleased with the court's ruling today that Lisa Jackson’s claims of race discrimination have been dismissed. As Ms. Deen has stated before, she is confident that those who truly know how she lives her life know that she believes in equal opportunity, kindness and fairness for everyone."
Jackson also filed sexual harassment claims against Deen and her brother Bubba Hiers, and those charges still stand in the ongoing case
Deen's reputation and bank account took a huge hit after the release of her deposition in the lawsuit, in which she admitted to having used the N-word in the past. As a result, she was dropped from the Food Network as well as a bunch of her business partners.