Judge: White woman cannot sue Paula Deen for racial discrimination

August 13, 2013 6:00 AM

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Judge: White woman cannot sue Paula Deen for racial discrimination

Lisa Jackson, the woman suing maligned Southern cook Paula Deen for racial discrimination and sexual harassment, has no standing as a victim of race, according to the federal judge overseeing her suit.

Jackson is white and was not directly discriminated or professionally harmed by her relations with black employees. Therefore, the former employee can't claim to be a victim of racial discrimination targeting African American workers, U.S. District Judge William T. Moore Jr. wrote in his ruling.

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