Paula Deen is a ‘Woman of Compassion and Kindness’, Says Woman who Accused Chef of Racism
Yeah, we know, we’re done with Paula Deen N-Word-Gate Coverage, but can we just add this weird coda of a statement from her accuser, Lisa T. Jackson? Because in her statement about the settlement she made with the Deen camp, which resulted in the dismissal of her case, she did a complete about-face regarding her allegations of Deen’s endemic racism.
“The Paula Deen I have known for more than 8 years, is a woman of compassion and kindness and will never tolerate discrimination or racism of any kind toward anyone,” Jackson said in a statement printed by the LA Times, who were also surprised by the buttery PR language. Jackson goes on:
“I assumed that all of my complaints about the workplace environment were getting to Paula Deen, but I learned during this matter that this was not the case…I now know that the workplace environment issues that I raised are being reviewed and will in the future no longer be at issue.”
Okay, for real, we’re done with The Buttery Train of Racism this time. (Until the next time, of course.)