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Paula Deen admits in deposition to using N-word, telling racist jokes
Fox News ^ | June 19, 2013 | Staff

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: “It’s just what they are — they’re jokes…most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folks…I can’t 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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This is disappointing news about a tv cook that I 'used' to have respect for.
1 posted on 06/19/2013 2:42:19 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

Yuck. I’ll bet she claims to be a Christian, too.


2 posted on 06/19/2013 2:44:59 PM PDT by married21
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To: yorkie

She sounds more like trailer park trash than a gracious Southern lady here.


3 posted on 06/19/2013 2:45:02 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: yorkie

Who cares but the easily offended.
I have never seen slavery themed weddings but I have seen slavery themed bridal showers and bachelor parties.


4 posted on 06/19/2013 2:46:12 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: yorkie

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.


5 posted on 06/19/2013 2:46:59 PM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: yorkie

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?


7 posted on 06/19/2013 2:47:30 PM PDT by babble-on
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To: yorkie

Good grief yawll.


8 posted on 06/19/2013 2:47:33 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: yorkie

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.


9 posted on 06/19/2013 2:48:49 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: yorkie
Celebrity chef Paula Deen admitted...planning a slavery-themed wedding.

Please tell me this is sarcasm. No one can be that stupid can they?

10 posted on 06/19/2013 2:49:04 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died, now Obama covers up the lies.)
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To: Michael.SF.
Please tell this is sarcasm. No one can be that stupid can they?

Especially a business owner with black employees.

11 posted on 06/19/2013 2:49:40 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: yorkie

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.


12 posted on 06/19/2013 2:50:45 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: yorkie; Revolting cat!
(Celebrity chef) Paula Deen admits in deposition to using N-word

"Nutmeg"?


13 posted on 06/19/2013 2:51:10 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: yorkie

I would say it’s apropos when describing individuals like Jesse Jackson, Ted Kennedy, Al Sharpton, Sheets Byrd and that ilk.


14 posted on 06/19/2013 2:51:48 PM PDT by Tula Git
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To: yorkie
Jackson alleges in the suit that Deen used the N-word at the restaurant and that Hiers sexually harassed her.

Sounds like a gold digger -- going after both, might luck out with a settlement from at least one.

So, why does the 'former manager' think she deserves cash because Paula Deen used the N-word?
15 posted on 06/19/2013 2:52:26 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: yorkie

Deen has always had a filthy mouth. This should not surprise anyone.


16 posted on 06/19/2013 2:52:42 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: yorkie

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...
Just desserts.....heh


17 posted on 06/19/2013 2:53:42 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: yorkie

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.


18 posted on 06/19/2013 2:54:29 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: TomGuy

Its OK for Jackson to call us racial slurs (which I am sure she has), but not for Paula???


19 posted on 06/19/2013 2:55:44 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: yorkie

You should hear what I say about Norwegians.


20 posted on 06/19/2013 2:55:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: matginzac

In the grand tradition of FR -- guilty!

21 posted on 06/19/2013 2:55:56 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: 3Fingas

My grandmother always told me that was a ‘low class’ word.


22 posted on 06/19/2013 2:56:00 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: yorkie

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.


23 posted on 06/19/2013 2:57:38 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: yorkie
This has hit twitter big time...check out:
#PaulasBestDishes
24 posted on 06/19/2013 2:58:08 PM PDT by ~Vor~ (Freeper since 10/98)
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To: matginzac

Isn’t she the one who said Michele Obama wouldn’t quit eating, that she was a pig or something similar?


25 posted on 06/19/2013 2:58:36 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Slyfox
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.

Not that I'm inclined to use the word, anyway, but I would never think of calling Obama a "nigger". Why? Because that word has a distinct place in American history for a distinct group of people - namely blacks, especially poor blacks. American blacks call each other "nigger" all the time, almost as a matter of pride, to show some solidarity as a group of people who have (in the past) endured oppression. Obama doesn't deserve that label, even as an insult. He is a half white, half God-knows-what, but presumably African, rich, pampered little sissy who has never known anything but coddling and privilege in his life. Calling Obama a "nigger" would give him sense of identity that he doesn't deserve and has not earned.

If I were going to call Obama a racial name, I'd call him a rich candy-ass white limousine commie.
26 posted on 06/19/2013 2:58:41 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: yorkie
$1.2 million lawsuit brought by Lisa Jackson

That's overkill. Lisa should just throw a ham at Paula.

27 posted on 06/19/2013 2:58:49 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: re_nortex

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.


28 posted on 06/19/2013 3:01:17 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: babble-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!


29 posted on 06/19/2013 3:01:23 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Michael.SF.

Yes they can.


30 posted on 06/19/2013 3:01:30 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: yorkie

She’s a big-time lib, who loves Jimmy Carter.


31 posted on 06/19/2013 3:02:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: yorkie
Typical Democrat.

The wedding thing is on a whole other level of crazy, however.

32 posted on 06/19/2013 3:03:37 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: yorkie

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.


33 posted on 06/19/2013 3:04:05 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: re_nortex

On both counts


34 posted on 06/19/2013 3:04:09 PM PDT by enraged
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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.


36 posted on 06/19/2013 3:05:06 PM PDT by V K Lee
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To: babble-on

#PaulasBestDishes was trending on twitter..........hysterical jokes on there.


37 posted on 06/19/2013 3:05:08 PM PDT by tioga
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To: dainbramaged

Kinda like Larry the Cable guy who is actually from Nebraska and has more of a midwestern accent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgtsWsfPqLU


38 posted on 06/19/2013 3:06:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dfwgator

Yeah, I seem to remember her being a pretty outspoken lib.


39 posted on 06/19/2013 3:06:43 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: yorkie
I know a family who has three children - and they are totally out of control. I suspect the reason is, (as the mother told me), "We NEVER use the "N" word around our children."

Meaning "NO!"

(Not the racist word).

Maybe that is what the title is referring to? /s

40 posted on 06/19/2013 3:08:11 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

Stick a fork in her, ‘cause she’s done.


41 posted on 06/19/2013 3:09:10 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: PowderMonkey

Yep, because the only unforgivable crime left in this country is being a racist.


42 posted on 06/19/2013 3:09:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: yorkie
I'm having a hard time really figuring out the problem here, aside from maybe poor decision making.

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:

"It’s just what they are — they’re jokes…most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folks…I can’t 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,"

...continuing...

“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.

43 posted on 06/19/2013 3:10:00 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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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?


44 posted on 06/19/2013 3:10:33 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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Oy, I can see the jokes, but the wedding? That’s pretty outre.


45 posted on 06/19/2013 3:11:20 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: yorkie

Paula Deen is indeed a D

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/pictures/celebrities-political-affiliations-20122210/25628


46 posted on 06/19/2013 3:12:43 PM PDT by paltz
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To: Michael.SF.

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.


47 posted on 06/19/2013 3:13:23 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: yorkie

if yur borther is named Bubba,, ya already got the short end of the shaft


48 posted on 06/19/2013 3:13:29 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: TomGuy

Exactly, Deens words and actions are stupid and degrading but are they worth 1.2 million dollars?


49 posted on 06/19/2013 3:14:20 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: illiac

“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.


50 posted on 06/19/2013 3:15:30 PM PDT by Slambat
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