Monday, August 26, 2013

Where Does Paula Deen Go to get Her Reputation Back?

You may have missed this story this weekend what with all the important news about the new Washington D.C. panda baby and all, but the harassment lawsuit that led to the ruin of Paula Deen's career has been dismissed without prejudice meaning it can't be re-filed:

According to court documents filed in Savannah, Ga., all claims against the TV chef have been dismissed in the suit brought by former restaurant manager Lisa Jackson, with no award of costs or fees to any party. Jackson had sued on the grounds that the work environment at Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House, owned by Deen and her brother, subjected employees to sexual harassment and racial discrimination.
The news comes two weeks after a federal judge threw out the lawsuit's race discrimination claims, stating that though others may have faced that discrimination in the restaurant, Jackson could not sue since she was not one of the victims. Friday's agreement was filed with prejudice, which means Jackson cannot refile the lawsuit.
You see, if you're successful and you don't fit the liberal media's template of someone who should deserve success, they will jump at any tiny opportunity to destroy you. That's why they pounced the admission by Deen that she said the N-word a quarter of a century ago and ripped her and her career apart. The Food Network, in full-on grovelling PC mode, dropped Deen like the proverbial hot potato as a result of the apparently baseless allegations contained in this lawsuit. It's hard to calculate the damage to Deen's reputation and earning potential caused by this rush to judgement.

On the other hand, if you are successful and you are a reliable commie lib like Alec Baldwin you can verbally abuse your young daughter, slander gays because they print misinformation about you wife and just generally be a distasteful human being and the money from a successful TV series and all those Capital One commercials just keeps rolling in. If you're David Letterman and Bill Clinton you can treat women horribly and your careers thrive. The examples go on and on. It's not fair and there's not a damn thing we can do about it except to point out the hypocrisy when it occurs.

Let's hope Ms. Deen re-gains her reputation and goes on to fabulous success in her renewed career. 

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