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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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