On Aug. 23, Paula Deen was could have been spared any further embarrassment regarding the lawsuit filed between the famous foodie and her former employee, Lisa Jackson. According to the Associated Press via Yahoo! TV, the discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit was dumped in the U.S. District Court in Savannah.
The agreement that still must be signed off on by the officiating judge states that this particular case will be called off "without any award of costs or fees to any party." However, the lawsuit fits into the dismissal known as "with prejudice." With that, this particular lawsuit can be reclaimed under the same circumstances at another time.
Meanwhile, Paula Deen released a statement regarding this decision. The famous Southern chef, who admitted to making racist remarks, said:
"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."
So, is Paula Deen in the clear after this lawsuit was dumped as both lawyers on each side signed their deal to dismiss? Possibly. But whether or not Deen will regain her positive footing in the food world is not clear and probably won't be for a very long time.