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A lawsuit against Paula Deen charging the celebrity chef with sexual harassment and racial discrimination that caused major controversy, was finally settled in Georgia yesterday.

Deen settled with Lisa Jackson, after she accused the southern TV chef of sexual harassment and racial discrimination. A document filed by the court said both sides reached a settlement “without any award of costs or fees to any party,”

Deen said in a statement:

“I am pleased that the Judge dismissed the race claims and I am looking forward to getting this behind me, now that the remaining claims have been resolved. During this time my faith has strengthened me and the tremendous outpouring of support as well as prayers from folks from all walks of life has been both humbling and overwhelming. I am confident that those who truly know how I live my life know that I believe in kindness and fairness for everyone.”

It seems amends has been made… somewhat. In a statement released today, Jackson said that she wishes Deen and her family “all the best in all of their future endeavors” and that she is “very pleased that this matter has now been resolved.”

She continues:

“During a very difficult period in my life the Deen family gave me hope and the opportunity to work to build a brighter future for my family and me. I assumed that all of my complaints about the workplace environment were getting to Paula Deen, but I learned during this matter that this was not the case. The Paula Deen I have known for more than 8 years, is a woman of compassion and kindness and will never tolerate discrimination or racism of any kind toward anyone.”

Well hopefully Deen can finally moved on from this. Do you guys think the judge made the right decision? Sound off in the comment section below!

SOURCE: Yahoo! News