Paula Deen Settles Lawsuit that Burned Her Cooking Empire

Posted Friday August 23, 2013 5:12 PM GMT

In the midst of all the bad news for Paula Deen, on Friday (August 23) she at least managed to put an end to the lawsuit that started her culinary career crash.

A racial and sexual harassment suit against the comfort-food queen and her brother, Bubba Hiers, has been “amicably resolved,” according to the attorney for the woman who filed it, Lisa Jackson. Jackson worked as general manager at Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House in Savannah, Georgia.

According to TMZ, Jackson’s attorney refused to say if the cooking icon and her brother agreed to pay any settlement. Deen's attorney did not immediately respond to a requests for comment.

Not all good news for Deen, however. NBC's "Law and Order: SVU" has announced plans for an episode in which a Deen-like character will kill a young black youth modeled on Trayvon Martin.

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