Paula Deen Dumps Legal Team
New lawyer specializes in employment discrimination suits
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 12, 2013 9:08 AM CDT
In this Oct. 26, 2009 file photo, Paula Deen applauds at the Women's Conference 2009 Night in Long Beach, Calif.   (AP Photo/Katy Winn, File)

(Newser) – First she ditched her agent, now Paula Deen is swapping out her legal team in the latest fallout from her n-word scandal, the AP reports. Her new lead counsel is Grace Speights, an attorney with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Washington, who specializes in employment discrimination defense. (The n-word admission came out of a lawsuit from a former manager of a restaurant Deen co-owns with her brother, who says she was sexually harassed and also claims racial slurs were commonplace at the restaurant.)

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Bill Inaz
Jul 12, 2013 10:49 AM CDT
As long as Seinfeld re-runs are on displaying the talents of the that paragon of race virtue Michael Richards, I don't think I'll become emotionally invested in this manufactured distraction.
Jul 12, 2013 9:52 AM CDT
Regardless of whether or not you side with Paula Deen; she IS a US citizen! She appears to be the victim of extortion crimes! We have an attorney-general to uphold our laws! In this case, our attorney-general is Eric Holder! Eric Holder has a clean record! He was never behind bars! John Mitchell was! Can Eric Holder defend chivalry? You bet'cha!