This is the first I've seen of "the rest of the story" on Paula Deen. I was wondering how a 20-30-yr old incident came to attention just now.
Evidently, someone was suing her; wanted a $1.25 million settlement. This article doesn't mention what the lawsuit was about.
The attorney for the plaintiff made it quite clear that he was extorting Deen:Rarely if ever mentioned by the national press is the context in which the word was used, or the reason the deposition became public knowledge.
No one is interested in defending the use of that particular word, including this writer.
But for the record, the specific instance in which Ms. Deen admitted to using that specific word was in the privacy of her own home, used to describe a robber who had pointed a gun at her head. The mainstream media also doesn't seem to care that Ms. Deen could easily have lied about that specific incident, yet chose to tell the truth under oath.
Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/...#ixzz2XkkrqQLs
"Racist and sexist culture"? Both the plaintiff and defendant are white and female.Woolf threatened to conduct the negative publicity campaign currently underway, making clear the consequences if their extortion demand was refused when he wrote (emphasis added):
...[the] economic losses they [Ms. Deen and Mr. Hiers] will experience if we are caused to bring this matter to a public forum. ... Exposure of the racist and sexist culture of her corporate and personal life is going to permanently and irreparably damage the value of her brand.