Food Network star Paula Deen found herself under fire when allegations of racism and sexual harassment came to light from a recent deposition. In turn she lost her job and was unable to save face, even with a strange series of apology videos and asking people to throw rocks at her.
Yet after all that, the judge has thrown out the claim filed against Deen for some intriguing reasons.
Paula Deen had her first interview following the controversy over racist comments in a deposition and her subsequent firing from the Food Network -- and to say her conversation with 'Today' host Matt Lauer was a tearfully brutal affair would be a vast understatement.
Paula Deen issued a statement about that deposition she gave in which she freely admitted to things like using the n-word, making derogatory comments about her staff and expecting them to pose as slaves for a wedding she was planning.
In a nutshell: She's old and Southern, so what did you expect?
Last year Paula Deen was sued by the former general manager of the restaurant she owned with her brother for offenses including inflicting emotional distress with her offensive racial comments.
Now, in a recorded deposition, she's pretty much admitted the latter accusations are true.