Paula Deen Likes 'Plantation Style' Weddings
Former employee suing Deen's empire for sexual and racial harrassment
If her down-home cooking wasn't enough of an indication, celebrity cook Paula Deen enjoys all things southern, racism included.
Lisa T. Jackson, a former manager at one of Deen's restaurants, Uncle Bubba's Oyster House in Savannah, Georgia, is suing the TV host accusing her of allowing a "an atmosphere of sexual harassment and racism."
Jackson says that Deen's brother Earl W. “Bubba” Hiers, who co-owns the restaurant, physically intimidated employees, displayed pornography at work, forcibly kissed her, spat on her and repeatedly used racial epithets in the work place.
Jackson says that she worked there for 5 years and repeatedly filed claims about the behavior, but that the higher up always turned a blind eye to it.
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Jackson, who is a white woman, also claims that Deen herself used racial epithets in describing to her a rather unique request.
She says that at Heir's 2007 wedding, Deen wanted it to be "plantation style."
The LA Times reports:
Deen, the suit alleges, told Jackson she wanted a “true Southern plantation-style wedding” and, using the epithet, suggested African Americans that would “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.”
Wow, you think?
Requests for comment from Deen and her company from the LA Times were not acknowledged.
That's sad to hear; she looked like she actually liked black people in this clip. She even licked her fingers and shared her food right after, that's love, isn't?