New Details in Controversial Cook Paula Deen's Settlement

Celeb chef reaches agreement with former employee on accusation of harassment.
1:51 | 08/24/13

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Transcript for New Details in Controversial Cook Paula Deen's Settlement
New chapter tonight -- perhaps the final one -- the Paula -- discrimination case word of a settlement nobody changing hands and the time it's what the accuser is now saying about the celebrity chef. But some people puzzled is this the beginning of a comeback here's ABC's Lindsay Janice. She's -- in the -- and tonight Paula Deen is ready to get back in the kitchen after the hardest few months of her career one tablespoon of butter. -- -- are emerging about the settlement between dean and former employee Lisa Jackson who claims she suffered from racial discrimination and sexual harassment. The two sides settling in court with no money changing hands. And in a bizarre about face Jackson even states her admiration saying quote the Paula Deen I've known for more than eight years is a woman of compassion and kindness. And we'll never tolerate discrimination or racism of any kind toward anyone. The question now will be enough to repair her damaged multi million dollar reputation. You have to live in the court of law and you have to live in the court of public opinion. She's clearly we -- in the court of law but she's already lost in the court of public opinion and that's the reality shifts to live work. In May -- swore under oath that she once used the and word. Police forgave me. Despite multiple apologies the Food Network QVC Sears and many others had -- distanced themselves from the -- Costing her at least twelve and a half million dollars in endorsement deals. Deals she may struggle. To win back. In -- accuser Lisa Jackson also says that she discovered the complaint -- been making about her workplace environment were not getting to Paula -- Tonight David dean is thanking those that stuck by her saying. God bless you all and thank you for your support but it --

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