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Paula Deen's accuser: 'This has never been about the N-word'
CNN ^ | 07/02/2013 | Melissa Gray

Posted on 07/02/2013 12:45:57 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

The woman who filed a harassment lawsuit against Paula Deen said Monday her suit "has never been about the N-word," addressing the slur that has tarnished the celebrity chef's image and cost her endorsements, a book deal and her TV show.

The statement from Lisa Jackson was the first since the scandal began last month, when Deen's deposition in Jackson's suit was made public.

In the deposition, Deen acknowledges using the racial slur more than once "a very long time" ago.

"This lawsuit has never been about the N-word," Jackson says in the statement, provided to CNN's Don Lemon by her lawyer, Matthew Billips. "It is to address Ms. Deen's patterns of disrespect and degradation of people that she deems to be inferior.

"I may be a white woman, but I could no longer tolerate her abuse of power as a business owner, nor her condonation of Mr. Hier's despicable behavior on a day-to-day basis. I am what I am, and I am a human being that cares about all races, and that is why I feel it is important to be the voice for those who are too afraid to use theirs."

Jackson is a former manager at Deen's restaurants in Savannah, Georgia. She is suing Deen and her brother, Bubba Hier, alleging they committed numerous acts of violence, discrimination and racism that resulted in the end of her five-year employment at Deen's Lady & Sons and Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House eateries in Savannah.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: nigger; nword; pauladeen; racism
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To: fhayek

Bad news—Paula will have to sell her restaurant and lots of Black People will lose their jobs. I Hope Ms. Jackson enjoys her trips to Hawaii (but most of the money will go to her lawyers). Get whitie—get their money made from using blacks like slaves. Your race card is about to expire Liberals—use it well with what little time you have.


21 posted on 07/02/2013 2:04:16 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: SeekAndFind

Words are nothing more than a collection of letters/symbols meant to convey a thought or describe something/someone.

There is ZERO difference between the n-word and actually using the real word other than an arbitrary policy by the owners of various sites to either allow or ban its use. Just as the word in a different language would mean the same.

There are millions in the USA who are the personification of the N-word and are fully deserving of the scorn one would mean to convey by that word. Just as a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, the N-word by any other name is just as vile.

Unfortunately we have the PC police dictating what we can say and do, and hog tying us up to the point of frustration.

I long for the day, when some douche bag would mouth off and you could just pop them one and it was over in a flash.

Now we have all that unleashed hostility building up with lawyers, LEOs, Politicians, phony journalist just waiting to pounce on the littlest PC infraction.

All this pent up hostility seems to affect us all.


22 posted on 07/02/2013 2:04:53 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is what the Lily Ledbetter act was for, and why there was no statute of limitations on bringing charges. Any business owner can now be brought up on charges from the distant past, and face tremendous fines. Another death knell for American businesses.

This is very much like what the communist Chinese used to do- people could be hauled up on charges that their grandparents had owned property, or had criticized the government, or other similar things. Looks like whoever wrote lily ledbetter took a page right out of the Mao dairies.


23 posted on 07/02/2013 2:05:35 PM PDT by Red Boots
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To: MosesKnows

The allegations seem a little far fetched to me for this day in age.


24 posted on 07/02/2013 2:08:58 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: MosesKnows

The allegations seem a little far fetched to me for this day in age.


25 posted on 07/02/2013 2:10:15 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: SeekAndFind

She is offended by someone else’s imagined state of being offended by what Paula may or may not have said to some unknown person not a party of the suit.

Okey dokey. Makes no sense and a total waste of the court’s time. This Jackson person needs to be fined for every dime of taxpayer dollars she’s wasting.


26 posted on 07/02/2013 2:24:51 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Paula Deen gave her deposition on May 17. The National Enquirer printed the story on June 19....and this Lisa Jackson waits until now to speak out that it was 'never about the N-word'?

What a great person she is! /s

27 posted on 07/02/2013 2:26:12 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: AppyPappy

bttt


28 posted on 07/02/2013 2:26:33 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SeekAndFind

Of course not. It’s always been about shaking Paula down for a few million.


29 posted on 07/02/2013 2:39:13 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: RginTN
And if this woman didn’t like the work environment she should leave.

Yes. What have we sunk to when people can sue -- not because they weren't paid -- because they didn't like their bosses or their bosses were asses.

Who hasn't worked for an ass? You just quit if you can't stand it.

30 posted on 07/02/2013 3:49:51 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The imposition of a duty on the importation of a commodity burdens the consumers. --Ludwig Von Mises)
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