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White Plaintiff in Paula Deen Case Lacks Standing to Sue: Defense Lawyer
In the case against celebrity chef Paula Deen and her brother Earl W. “Bubba” Hiers for sexual harassment and race discrimination, Hiers' attorney has filed a motion alleging that the plaintiff, Lisa Jackson, lacks standing, according to the Savannah Morning News.
Jackson—who once served as the general manager of Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House, which Hiers operates—is white. Jackson claims that her nieces “are bi-racial with an African-American father” and “derogatory remarks regarding African-Americans are even more personally offensive to [her] than they would be to another white citizen.”
Read the full article from Savannah Morning News here.