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    Paula Deen Racism Charges Dismissed

    In this Saturday, July 21, 2012 photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Food Network personality Paula Deen cheers for her husband, Michael Groover, during the semifinals of the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest at Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, Fla. Groover was among the 25 best from 140 Ernest Hemingway look-alikes who competed in the contest, but did not advance to the final round. The contest was a highlight event of the island city's Hemingway Days celebration that concludes Sunday. (AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Andy Newman)

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    Her reputation may be tarnished but at least Paula Deen won't be officially charged with racial discrimination. A U.S. District Court judge in Savannah, Georgia has thrown out claims by  former restaurant manager Lisa Jackson that she was discriminated against while working at a restaurant owned by Deen and her brother Bubba Hiers. According to a representative for the disgraced Food Network star, Deen is "pleased with the court's ruling today" and "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 charges of sexual harassment against the siblings which the judge let stand. 

    Judge throws out former employee's claim.

    Perhaps this means we should edit Paula Deen out of 'Racist Grannies.'

    Read it at US Magazine