Her legal woes may be over, but chef Paula Deen will still be left with a sullied reputation. On Monday, a federal judge approved a deal to dismiss the lawsuit against Deen. The suit was filed by a former employee who claimed racial and sexual harassment. The dismissal deal requires both parties to pay court costs and attorney fees, and stipulates the suit cannot be re-filed. It was not clear if the deal included a settlement. "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 said last week when rumors of the deal surfaced.
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