By Kate Stanhope,
Paula Deen got a rare piece of good news on Monday.
The racial discrimination lawsuit filed against the celebrity cook by her former employee Lisa Jackson was dismissed in court Monday by U.S. District judge William T. Moore Jr., The Wrap reports.
Deen and her brother, Earl W "Bubba" Hiers, had argued that Jackson, who is Caucasian, "lacks standing to pursue racial discrimination claims because she does not allege that she suffered any discrimination based on her race," according to court papers obtained by the site.
Jackson, who also alleges sexual discrimination in her lawsuit, claims Hiers created a racially hostile work environment at Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House that co-owner Deen did nothing to prevent.
It was during a May deposition for the racial discrimination suit that Deen admitted to having used racial slurs. After the deposition was leaked to the public a month later, she was dropped by Food Network, and several other companies, including Target, Walmart and Home Depot, severed all ties. Deen tried to undo the damage by making a bizarre appearance on the Today show, in which she told Matt Lauer that she doesn't know if the N-word is offensive, but most recently dropped her legal team and agent and hired a Washington D.C. crisis firm.
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