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STATEMENT: Plaintiff in Paula Deen discrimination lawsuit

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This lawsuit has never been about the "n" word.  It is to address Ms. Deen's  patterns of disrespect and degradation of people that she deems to be inferior.  I am a white woman, but I could no longer tolerate her abuse of power as a business owner, nor her condonation of Mr. Hiers' despicable day-to-day behavior.  I am what I am, and I am a human being that cares about discrimination in the workplace.  In part, in this circumstance, I have to be a voice for those who are too afraid to use theirs.

Lisa Jackson

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