Paula Deen Reaches Settlement in Discrimination Lawsuit

SAVANNAH, Ga. (KTLA) — Celebrity chef Paula Deen reached a settlement agreement Friday in a discrimination lawsuit filed against her by a former employee.

The lawsuit will be dismissed, according to a court filing.

Deen and her accuser, Lisa Jackson, agreed the dismissal would be “without any award of costs or fees to any party,” according to the filing.


Paula Deen reached a settlement in a discrimination lawsuit filed against her.

The lawsuit cannot be filed again.

Earlier this month, the judge in the case dismissed a portion of the lawsuit that alleged that Jackson was a victim of racial discrimination.

Deen released a statement Friday saying in part: “While this has been a difficult time for both my family and myself, I am pleased that the judge dismissed the race claims and I am looking forward to getting this behind me, now that the remaining claims have been resolved.”

Deen lost endorsement deals and her show on the Food Network earlier this summer after she admitted to using the “N word” in a deposition related to the lawsuit.