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Paula Deen Lawsuit

Paula Deen Fights Back Tears At First Public Appearance In Months

AP | Posted 11.14.2013 | Black Voices

HOUSTON -- Celebrity cook Paula Deen fought back tears as she was greeted by a supportive crowd during an appearance at a Houston cooking show. Satur...

Joe Satran

DISMISSED! | Joe Satran | Posted 08.23.2013 | Black Voices

Paula Deen's legal troubles are over -- for now. On Friday afternoon, Judge William T. Moore of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District o...

DISMISSED: Ga. Judge Throws Out Race-Based Claims In Paula Deen Lawsuit

AP | RUSS BYNUM | Posted 10.12.2013 | Black Voices

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A federal judge Monday threw out race discrimination claims by a former Savannah restaurant manager whose lawsuit against Paula ...

Plea Change Scheduled In Paula Deen Extortion Case

AP | RUSS BYNUM | Posted 10.09.2013 | Black Voices

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A New York man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to trying to extort $200,000 from Paula Deen by threatening to reveal dama...

Paula Deen Settles Extortion Case

AP | RUSS BYNUM | Posted 10.05.2013 | Black Voices

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A New York man charged with trying to extort $200,000 from embattled celebrity cook Paula Deen has agreed to a plea deal with pr...

Paula Deen Extortionist Pleads Not Guilty

AP | Posted 09.15.2013 | Black Voices

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A New York man pleaded not guilty in federal court Tuesday to charges of trying to extort embattled celebrity cook Paula Deen. ...

Paula Deen Dumps Legal Team

AP | Posted 07.12.2013 | Black Voices

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Paula Deen has replaced her lead legal team, the latest fallout from her admission she used racial slurs in the past. Deen announced...

Paula Deen Splits From Agent

AP | RUSS BYNUM | Posted 09.03.2013 | Black Voices

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Paula Deen announced Thursday that she has cut business ties with the agent who helped make her a Food Network star and launch a...

Jason Linkins

Paula Deen And The Celebrity Atonement Industry | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

Over at ThinkProgress, Alyssa Rosenberg makes a series of stellar points about how the fixation on Paula Deen's past misadventures in the world of rac...

Why Paula Deen Must Pay for the Sins of the Fathers

Jim David | Posted 09.01.2013 | Media
Jim David

We allow public figures to get away with crimes and misdemeanors all the time. But every so often someone has to go down, so for now let's throw the sacrificial lamb of Paula Deen on the barbie.

Wanda Sykes To Paula Deen: Just Shut The Hell Up

Posted 07.08.2013 | Black Voices

As the Paula Deen saga continues to unfold, many notable figures are sharing their thoughts on the controversy surrounding the Queen of Southern Cuisi...

Joe Satran

Deen's Race Lawsuit Could Be Dismissed ... Because Of Prop 8 Ruling? | Joe Satran | Posted 07.01.2013 | Black Voices

The Supreme Court's ruling in Hollingsworth v. Perry, which effectively legalized gay marriage in California, could have a very surprising beneficiary...

Paula Deen Hires Crisis Manager Judy Smith, And Inspiration Behind 'Scandal's Olivia Pope

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.27.2013 | Black Voices

As the Paula Deen saga closes out its third week and the jury continues to deliberate on whether the celebrity chef's formerly charming-as-cherry-pie ...

Paula Deen Calls Jesse Jackson

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 06.27.2013 | Black Voices

CHICAGO -- Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson says he's agreed to help celebrity chef Paula Deen try to make amends for her past use of a racial s...

Walmart Cuts Ties With Paula Deen

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Paula Deen lost another chunk of her empire on Wednesday. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced that it has ended its relationship with the Sout...

Facing the Scarlett O'Hara Syndrome

Paula B. Mays | Posted 08.26.2013 | Media
Paula B. Mays

Paula Deen's romanticizing of the Civil War, what I call the "Scarlett O'Hara" syndrome, is particularly interesting to me. Deen seems to dream of the era of beautiful white women prancing around in lace and ignorance, elegant Rhett Butlers at their feet.

WATCH: Whoopi Addresses Paula Deen

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.25.2013 | Media

Whoopi Goldberg and her fellow co-hosts invited disgraced celebrity chef Paula Deen to appear on "The View" on Monday. Deen, who is being sued by ...

TELL US: Paula Deen Racism Claim 'Lacks Standing,' Georgia Lawyer Says: Do You Agree?

Posted 06.26.2013 | Black Voices

Despite Paula Deen's admission that she used racial epithets in various contexts in the past, Georgia attorney Tom Withers says that an initial lawsui...

Speaking About Race: Paula Deen and the Need for Racial Literacy

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 08.24.2013 | Media
Jimmy Nguyen

Even if you don't use racial slurs and don't have a prejudiced bone in your body, speaking about race is not easy. It's time we did more to improve everyone's racial literacy.

Al Sharpton Speaks Out On Paula Deen Controversy

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.25.2013 | Black Voices

UPDATE: 6/24 4:01 p.m. -- Rev. Al Sharpton's spokeswoman reached out to The Huffington Post and said her client did not defend Paula Deen, but rather ...

Is Paula Deen Done?

USA Today | Lorena Blas and Cindy Clark | Posted 08.23.2013 | Black Voices

Paula Deen has served up her last dish on the Food Network. The celebrity chef, 66, has been embroiled in scandal for a week after news broke that De...

Paula Deen Employees Come Forward With More Allegations Of Discrimination

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Fran Jeffries and Wayne Washington | Posted 08.23.2013 | Black Voices

An attorney for the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition said current and former Paula Deen employees told him the famous cook and her brother discriminated against...

Why Did Paula Deen's Legal Team Let Her Testify?

Don McNay | Posted 08.22.2013 | Business
Don McNay

Paula's legal team flunked Risk Management 101. When they allowed Paula to give her deposition, they had to realize that the testimony would not be limited to her recipe for peanut butter pie.

Joe Satran

WATCH: Paula Deen's History Of Defending Slavery | Joe Satran | Posted 06.21.2013 | Black Voices

On Friday afternoon, the Food Network announced that it was dropping Paula Deen from its network after 14 years on air, after the National Enquirer re...

FIRED: Food Network Cancels Paula Deen's Show

AP | RUSS BYNUM | Posted 08.21.2013 | Black Voices

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Food Network said Friday it's dumping Paula Deen, barely an hour after the celebrity cook posted the first of two videotaped...