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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