Paula Deen Using Prop. 8 to Dismiss Lawsuit

By Michelle Garcia

Originally published on July 03 2013 2:32 PM ET

Paula Deen's attorneys have filed a motion to dismiss the workplace discrimination lawsuit filed against her, citing the Supreme Court's decision to dismiss Proposition 8.

A former employee is suing Deen and her brother Earl "Bubba" Hiers for reportedly racist and sexist behavior in the workplace, their restaurant, Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House in Savannah, Ga. However, Deen's lawyers claim that the complainant is a white woman, so she does not have standing in court to claim that she was affected by racism, Politico reports.

The lawyers are using the Supreme Court's decision to dismiss Perry v. Hollingsworth last week, declaring that the proponents of Proposition 8 did  not have legal standing to appeal the case in court.