Paula Deen is in a lot of trouble, public relations-wise. I don't know about the legal ramifications--being ignorant and racist will get you elected to high office as a Republican these days, so all bets are off on that front.
This case is being heard in Georgia. Does that matter? Will Deen's empire be destroyed? Is this worse than anything Martha Stewart has ever done? Even if the lawsuit is settled or dismissed, could the testimony be the thing that lingers?
My guess is that Deen is finished. This is a devastating revelation that makes her a toxic personality.