Skip to comments.Paula Deen admits in deposition to using N-word, telling racist jokes
Posted on 06/19/2013 2:42:19 PM PDT by yorkie
Celebrity chef Paula Deen admitted in a recorded deposition to telling racist jokes, using the N-word, and planning a slavery-themed wedding, according to multiple reports.
The May 17 deposition where she made the alleged admissions is part of a $1.2 million lawsuit brought by Lisa Jackson, the former manager of a Savannah, Georgia, restaurant run by Deen and her brother Bubba Hiers.
Jackson alleges in the suit that Deen used the N-word at the restaurant and that Hiers sexually harassed her.
According to the reports, in the deposition, Deen replied Yes, of course, when asked if she used the N-word.
Deen also reportedly admitted telling racist jokes, explaining: Its just what they are theyre jokes most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folks I cant determine what offends another person.
Jackson said also Deen wanted African-American employees to act like slaves for a big wedding she was planning. Deen explained she got the idea from a restaurant where "the whole entire waiter staff was middle-aged black men, and they had on beautiful white jackets with a black bow tie," the National Enquirer reports. The magazine also quoted Deen as saying: I mean, it was really impressive. That restaurant represented a certain era in America after the Civil War, during the Civil War, before the Civil War It was not only black men, it was black women I would say they were slaves.
Her brother Bubba also admitted to referring to President Obama with the N-word, the report claims.
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Yuck. I’ll bet she claims to be a Christian, too.
She sounds more like trailer park trash than a gracious Southern lady here.
Who cares but the easily offended.
I have never seen slavery themed weddings but I have seen slavery themed bridal showers and bachelor parties.
The only time I have ever thought about the “N” word in relation to a person was with Barack Obama and yes it was deserved.
a few jokes doesn’t really bother me that much, but that plantation wedding is insane. Who would want to be involved in something that perverted?
Good grief yawll.
Even if all she has is self-interest, she had ought to know better than to needlessly offend people. I don’t personally find her food choices all that appealing but she certainly has a good product to sell and that has been greatly diminished by this needlessly rude behavior.
Please tell me this is sarcasm. No one can be that stupid can they?
Especially a business owner with black employees.
So, what restaurant are they talking about?
Was it Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House?
I only ask because I’ve been there.
It was really good.
We didn’t even know Paula Deen was his sister until we went there.
I would say it’s apropos when describing individuals like Jesse Jackson, Ted Kennedy, Al Sharpton, Sheets Byrd and that ilk.
Deen has always had a filthy mouth. This should not surprise anyone.
Never liked her, always thought she laid on the “y’all” way too thick, heard her restaurant was a rip-off and she had Mooch and Jimmah on with glee...
I don’t know anything about this person and I don’t think I will invest even 5 seconds of my life to find out.
Its OK for Jackson to call us racial slurs (which I am sure she has), but not for Paula???
You should hear what I say about Norwegians.
In the grand tradition of FR -- guilty!
My grandmother always told me that was a ‘low class’ word.
She plays that southern belle schtick to the max - reminds me of a braying donkey. It has been a successful business model for her, apparently.
Isn’t she the one who said Michele Obama wouldn’t quit eating, that she was a pig or something similar?
That's overkill. Lisa should just throw a ham at Paula.
I read a statement she made after Mickie’s visit.....she said Mickie was a big and ate everything she could get her hands on.
A foolish person working for a theatrical client. “Slavery” in NYC means S&M theme, y’know? Would be good to know who ordered up something this disgusting (whether it is supposedly southern, or New Yawk bondage and discipline). Savannah has a rather extensive and disgusting under (now very over)world of nasty homos— male and female. So the truth is out. And they love their Auntie Mames (Paulas).
This is some employee trying not to work-— seriously mentally harmed.... NOT!
Yes they can.
She’s a big-time lib, who loves Jimmy Carter.
The wedding thing is on a whole other level of crazy, however.
Oh, well (sigh).
Sounds like someone suing a rich white woman for having extremely bad manners at the very least. At the worst, PD was expressing her inner heart.
She might have better luck with the sexual harassment suit if it can be proven.
On both counts
This must be a mistake. She just loves the obomba’s Paula has had nothing but great things to say about them on her shows. IIRC, she admitted to voting for him...DON’T LAUGH I am serious.
#PaulasBestDishes was trending on twitter..........hysterical jokes on there.
Kinda like Larry the Cable guy who is actually from Nebraska and has more of a midwestern accent.
Yeah, I seem to remember her being a pretty outspoken lib.
(Not the racist word).
Maybe that is what the title is referring to? /s
Stick a fork in her, ‘cause she’s done.
Yep, because the only unforgivable crime left in this country is being a racist.
So she used the "N-word." So what? The blacks use the word without impunity. Hell, even hosts and guests on MSNBC and CNN have used the word and the networks never censor it! With it being such a colloquial word in the black community, why is it denigrating when a white southern woman says it?
Second, she told racist jokes. Look at her response, I think it's perfectly valid:
"Its just what they are theyre jokes most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folks I cant determine what offends another person."
I'm Italian, and people tell "wop" jokes all the time around me at the office, but I'm not offended. Again, guilty of poor taste or a lack of situational awareness, but hardly a crime.
Finally, note that Lisa Jackson, the COMPLAINTANT, is who's saying that Deen wanted employees to act like slaves. Deen notes:
"the whole entire waiter staff was middle-aged black men, and they had on beautiful white jackets with a black bow tie,"
I mean, it was really impressive. That restaurant represented a certain era in America after the Civil War, during the Civil War, before the Civil War It was not only black men, it was black women I would say they were slaves.
She commented on how impressive it was to have black men and black women donning white suits to act as wait staff IN LISA JACKSON'S RESTAURANT! She didn't DEMAND anyone do it, she asked if the current wait staff would be willing to dress like that for a wedding, a themed wedding. Then she happened to comment that the blacks during the Civil War era might have been slaves in continuance of her Civil War era remarks. When she says, "I would say they were slaves," I read her to mean that she was commenting on their employment disposition during that era, not that they were definitively slaves. Many freedmen worked in the homes of their former masters even after they were dismissed.
I'm not defending the woman's poor choices, but I believe this Lisa Jackson woman is creating a storm in teacup. She wants her 15 minutes of fame or her quick payout from a settlement so she can "get hers."
This makes me sick, both for Deen's poor choices and for this idiot Lisa Jackson's behavior as well.
So, is it illegal to use the ‘N’ word, then? That must be by race, because blacks use in. So it’s only ok for certain kinds of people. And what is the fine? Jail time? Shame? The stocks? Just sayin’.
I’m kind of sick about Political Correctness run amok, personally. What about just quitting and getting another job? Avoiding someone who is tacky or rude? I’m not defending her, but just because someone is ‘offended’ is it really worth a lawsuit? Could we call it ‘thin-skinned’? Ever?
It is a free country still, is it not?
Oy, I can see the jokes, but the wedding? That’s pretty outre.
Paula Deen is indeed a D
She continues to be Smithfield’s spokesperson no matter how many times they’ve been caught hiring illegals. She also promised to have both candidates’ wives on her show in ‘08 and this last time but she only had on moochelle each time. She’s been on my don’t watch list for years. Can’t stand her.
if yur borther is named Bubba,, ya already got the short end of the shaft
Exactly, Deens words and actions are stupid and degrading but are they worth 1.2 million dollars?
“Its OK for Jackson to call us racial slurs (which I am sure she has), but not for Paula???”
The problem is there is no epithet that blacks or hispanics
can use that really offends whites. I’m no more bothered by
their use of honky, cracker or what ever than they are of
calling each other the “n” word. They can call me what they
like I don’t care and that really ticks them off.
I guess you could look to Darwin for the answer to that.
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