Paula Deen just cannot catch a break these days!
The food network star had recently requested a gag order against Lisa Jackson, the former general manager of her Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House who is currently pressing charges against her and her brother Bubba Hiers for sexual harrasment, that would restrict her form making any pre-trial comments, but Judge Louisa Abbot has shot her down!
As we've reported, Jackson claims to be the victim of not only harrassment, but violent behavior at the hands of the pair, and also witness them blatantly being racist toward minority employees at the Georgia restaurant, but Deen's attorney, Gregory Hodges, filed the motion on March 21st, which read:
"None of the allegations in the complaint relating to racial discrimination should stand. These allegations are spurious and, as importantly, wholly irrelevant, immaterial, impertinent and improper as [Jackson] has no claim under the laws of this State for the salacious allegations she has made concerning race." These allegations were made for the sole purpose of obtaining leverage in a lawsuit by creating a media firestorm."
However, today, Jackson's attorney Wesley Woolf asserted:
"The complaint will not be dismissed. We are trying to comply with both the intent and the letter of the judge's rulings and preferences. Although no gag order is in place, I am keeping myself busy doing the legal work necessary to prove our case, and I am doing our part to avoid trying this case in the press."
Well, that's very admirable!
No need to start a smear campaign! Just let the law and the judge's ruling speak for itself, and hopefully, if they are guilty of these HORRENDOUS allegations, they'll be found so and punished accordingly!
What do U think?? Is Deen in the wrong??
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