Paula Deen's Legal Team Uses Prop 8 Ruling In Attempt To Have Lawsuit Dismissed
Paula Deen's legal team has decided that SCOTUS's dismissal of Proposition 8 applies to claims of racism lofted at the disgraced former media in the lawsuit that has captured the nation's attention.
Among a slew of other shocking accusations regarding Deen and brother Bubba Hier's conduct, Lisa Jackson revealed that Deen, 66, used the "N-word" -- which Deen famously admitted to on the stand during a May deposition. As reported byCNN, the former Food Network star's lawyer argues that, because Jackson is white and not African-American, she could not have suffered "a personal and tangible harm" from Deen's use of the hurtful slur -- and thus has no legal standing in the case. The attorney, William Franklin, argued in Savannah on Monday July 1 that the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal of California's Proposition 8 law -- because those filing the appeal similarly did not have "standing" in the fight, and would not be peronsaly harmed by the legalization of same-sex unions.
"This lawsuit has never been about the N-word," Jackson said while arguing against the comparison to the Prop 8 ruling. "It is to address Ms. Deen's patterns of disrespect and degradation of people that she deems to be inferior."
What do you think about Deen's lawyers using a major gay rights victory in an attempt to get the baziillionaniare off scot-free?
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