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August 12th, 2013
11:20 PM ET

Star Jones on Paula Deen's lawsuit dismissal: "You don't need to have a big celebration around the pot of okra tonight"

On a day which saw a federal judge dismiss charges of racial discrimination against Paula Deen, on Monday evening Piers Morgan asked guest Star Jones for her candid reaction.

"You look at what the court ruling actually was as it relates to Paula Deen. The court didn't say she didn't say it. The court didn't say she didn't mean it. The court just said the person who was bringing that particular element of the case didn't have standing to bring it, because she was not subjected to racial discrimination," explained Jones, a lawyer and former "The View" co-host.

"The court also left completely in place the sexual harassment aspects of the case. And that is where you don't need to have a big celebration around the pot of okra tonight, Paula Deen, because that sexual harassment part, actually does have some teeth to it."

Although Jones agreed to the fact that Deen is certainly not alone among those who let slip a racial slur – in particular the "N" word – Monday's guest isn't ready to let the so-called Queen of Southern cooking off the hook:

"What I would not be able to just sort of sweep under the rug is any time you sit around and you fantasize about going back to the confederate era, when you can dress Black men in little black suits with black ties and have women who are African-American walk around in the 'slave-maid' costume, then I got a problem with that," Jones told the "Piers Morgan Live" host. "I'm not sure who you are, and what you really feel."

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  1. joseph mann friedman

    The recent guests and their sincere performances speaking to a variety of issues have been rather inspiring (I'm thinking of Ron Goldman's sister and also Star Jones). I find the show enjoyable and the sincere statements of guests refreshing.

    August 13, 2013 at 12:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Jeff Steinbeck

    Does the general public realize that Lisa Jackson (the crazy you know what) who sued Paula Deen, IS WHITE????
    You do know the media was covering it up, everyone assumed Lisa Jackson was black, lol. Turns out, that this crazy fool, Jackson, who again is white, was trying to sue a white woman for racial discrimination? What???????????????
    Has the country just completely lost its mind???
    I bet if we ever saw a picture of Lisa Jackson, why didn't we see one before? Then the truth would have come out that the case had absolutely no legal merit whatsoever...

    August 13, 2013 at 3:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kris

      This doesn't support Morgan's agenda,so.........no, you will never see a picture of the woman. He has no interest in facts. When they don't support his case he either ignores them, or just makes up his own fiction to replace the truth (ex.stating that Virginia has the highest murder rate in America). I watch the show because Piers does have people who disagree with him. This is actually a credit to him because nobody on MSNBC has the cajones to have anyone else with a differing opinion. It is fun to watch Piers get destroyed by his guests.

      August 15, 2013 at 1:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Max

    why doesn't any one ask the 13 year old white kid and his parents come on and tell how life is now? Now that he was almost beat to death on a school bus. all due to not wanting to get stone. Oh yes. and he told on them for selling the drugs at school. but no not that story. how not great would that be. If he had been bully by the kids for weeks, and months and than came to school with a gun. they have the black kids on to tell how bad it was for them. that this white kid that hated black‘s. try to kill them, right? No there no one side in the news. Bush is to blame for ever thing, any one doesn't like Obama running things hates black‘s. and Zimmerman should have stay in his car like all white coward should. or let him beat him to death any way. has the world gone nuts. do you people know how nuts this all sound like? Have the kid on and may be we can get the other side of the story you cowards.

    August 13, 2013 at 3:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Karen

    I think Star Jones just hates white people.

    August 13, 2013 at 6:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Aloysious Farquart

    All liars who will not admit using a racial slur please raise your hands.

    August 13, 2013 at 8:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
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    MAKE GROWTH, IRRADIATE YOUR BRAIN OR HAMMER YOUR ORGANS.
    WHY OBAMA AND DAGUTHERS TO SEND THE EVIDENC OF THE CRIMES, SAYS.
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    POR QUE OBAMA Y LAS HIJAS A LAS QUE SE LES ENVIO LAS PRUEBAS DE LOS CRIMENES QUE REALIZAN DICEN.

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    COMENTARIO POR HORA CON TODAS LAS PLATAFOMAS HACKEADAS.

    August 13, 2013 at 10:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. FTHDFGHDGFHDFGHDFGH

    EGGS AND CHIKEN GROW WITH NANO TECNOLOGY IN LESS THAN A WEEK.
    WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU EAT?.
    MAKE GROWTH, IRRADIATE YOUR BRAIN OR HAMMER YOUR ORGANS.
    WHY OBAMA AND DAGUTHERS TO SEND THE EVIDENC OF THE CRIMES, SAYS.
    http://www.mudpgi.blog.com

    WE ARE VERY LEGAL........
    HUEVOS Y POLLOS QUE CRECEN CON NANO COMPUTADORAS.
    EN MENOS DE UNA SEMANA.
    QUE PASA CUNADO LOS COMEN, LOS HACEN CRECER, LOS IRRADIAN O LES ESTALLAN LOS ORGANOS.
    http://www.mudpgi.blog.com

    POR QUE OBAMA Y LAS HIJAS A LAS QUE SE LES ENVIO LAS PRUEBAS DE LOS CRIMENES QUE REALIZAN DICEN.

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    COMENTARIO POR HORA CON TODAS LAS PLATAFOMAS HACKEADAS.

    August 13, 2013 at 10:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. max

    Nine months of we are watching you!

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/08/07/florida-school-bus-beatdown-goes-unnoticed-by-self-styled-civil-rights/

    this is so between wrong. Saying the N word, 30years ago. one lady lost her business. Zimmerman, and his family has been put through hell. Plus they still could lose there lives by some nut, that is still anger or his freedom.
    These three kids beat a 13 year old child almost to death. Broken ribs, broke arm, and black blue all over his body, and they get nine months, of we are watching you. If this had been three white kid beating a black 13 year old. All hell would have broken lose. You can not have it both ways. You can not have it where whites are held to ever mistake they make. But blacks can do what ever they want and nothing happens to them. Where is this even fair!
    Why have we not heard from the 13 year old, or his parents? Are the News people that fearful of what they may say? Or are they to fearful to say anything?
    The kids that beat this child should have gotten 6 months in the hall, and there parents, should have been made to pay for all doctor bills. And some one to come to there house and help him with his school work. If we ever want this black and white thing to go away it as to be as if they were all one color.

    August 13, 2013 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. peter

    PIERCE MORGAN....PLEASE! We need you voice. Once again there is as assault on our children of color. 3 children involved in a school bus scuffle are being vilified and demonized....just as Trayvon Martin was demonized and dragged thru the mud. One small snipet video and many people are ready to convict and label these 3 school children as thugs. Please, Pierce...RALLY the troops. We need everyone to come to the defense of these 3 school children. I call on YOU and Lawrence O'Donnell, Chris Mathews, Melissa Harris-Parker, Marc Lamont Hill, Al Sharpton, Kanye West, Jamie Fox...we need EVERYBODY to come to the defense of these 3 school children. They are being dragged thru the mud and demonized just as Trayvon Martin was. Pierce, please use your forum to put forth a defense for these 3 school children whose future dreams and aspirations are being threatened. RALLY in support of our children!

    August 13, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kris

      People like you who see every issue as black vs. white are what is wrong with this country. What the kids did was wrong. Period. Why should everyone come to their defense because they are black? You'll never hear about this story on Pier's show though. He is too busy race baiting and citing false facts to support his hysterical drive for a gun free America. Really Piers, Virginia has the highest murder rate in America? You are a punchline for every rational thinking person. I feel bad for you.

      August 15, 2013 at 1:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Carol

    Why is Star Jones being dug up to comment on anything? I thought she was deceased! I don't see why she would have any bearing on Paula Deens case less on her business. Congrats Paula, maybe you can let Star Jones be a guest on your show when you get it going again! Bet she will want to party around your okra pot them!!! Star, who is your plastic surgeon ?

    August 14, 2013 at 12:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
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    Jones agreed to the fact that Deen is certainly not alone among those who let slip a racial slur – in particular the "N" word . I couldn't agree more.More people use it then you would even think.

    January 26, 2014 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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