March 7, 2012
I hope this is not true. I love me some Paula Deen.
A former employee of Paula Deen is suing her and is claiming sexual harassment and stated the N-word was used in the restaurant.
Lisa Jackson, the former general manager of Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House in Savannah, Ga., co-owned by Deen and her brother Earl “Bubba” Hiers, seeks unspecified damages for sexual harassment, infliction of emotional distress, and other charges in the suit.
Jackson, 48, who left her job in August 2010, claimed Hiers watched porn at work, forcibly kissed and spat on her, physically menaced staffers and repeatedly used racial epithets in her 33-page complaint.
But some of the most scandalous accusations in the suit — filed Monday in state court in Savannah, Ga. — are aimed at Deen.
In one alleged incident, Deen dropped the n-word when Jackson, who is white, asked the popular Food Network chef what she wanted the servers to wear to Hiers’ wedding in 2007.
“Well, what I would really like is a bunch of little n*gg*rs to wear long-sleeve white shirts, black shorts and black bow ties,” Deen said, according to the suit. “But we can’t do that because the media would be on me about that.”
Jackson recalled another instance when Hiers stormed into her office while she was in a meeting and said, “I wish I could put all those n*gg*rs [in the kitchen] on a boat to Africa.”
The lawsuit further states that Hiers often called Jackson “almost Jewish” or “my little Jew girl” when citing her ability to save money.
She quit after suffering from panic attacks and chest pains, her attorney, S. Wesley Woolf, said.
“She could no longer take it physically, mentally or emotionally,” Woolf told The Daily. (Source)
Um all I can say is….WHAT THE HELL! I hope this is not true and Ms. Paula fights this. If she just pays the girl off I am might look at her with a side eye!
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