One of the most beloved southern cooks in this country is being sued for using the N word.
A complaint was filed Monday by Lisa T. Jackson in a Savannah court.
Jackson who was a general manager at Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House, one of Paula’s five restaurants, has claimed that on numerous occasions Deen and he brother Bubba used the N word in front of her and other employees at the establishment.
In the 33 page complaint there are allegations that Earl “Bubba” Hiers, Paula’s brother, used physical intimidation and also sexually harassed Jackson on numerous occasions.
Jackson who is a white women, left the company in August of 2010, stating that despite her complaints to upper management nothing was done.
Jackson claims that she was in charge of the food for Hiers’ 2007 wedding, and asked Deen what look the wedding should have.
Within the complaint Jackson said that Deen said she wanted a “true Southern plantation-style wedding” and said that “N***ers should wear long-sleeve white shirts, black shorts and black bow ties, you know in the Shirley Temple days, they used to tap dance around… Now that would be a true southern wedding, wouldn’t it? But we can’t do that because the media would be on me about that.”
In an interview Monday, Jackson’s attorney, S. Wesley Woolf, declined to say whether anyone other than his client had heard Deen speak those words.
In January, Deen announced she has Type 2 diabetes and had become a spokeswoman for a pharmaceutical company that makes a diabetes medication.
With these allegations it brings up the question who is Paula Deen and is she truly a racist?
I could see how a lot of people would not believe it especially since she has made numerous appearances on Oprah.
But if these allegations are true, I think many would like to hear what Oprah has to say about it.