Paula Deen and her brother, Bubba Hiers, to be sued for racism and sexual harassment

Filed by former employee Lisa Jackson

WRITTEN BY: Billy Gardner
Paula Deen and Bubba Hiers: racists and sexual harassers
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Paula Deen and Bubba Hiers: racists and sexual harassers

The L.A. times reported that a lawsuit against Paula Deen and her brother Bubba Hiers has been filed by Lisa Jackson, a former employee of Deen Enterprises. Reports stated that Jackson is filing suits for both sexual harassment and racism against the Food Network star Deen and her brother.

The slew of allegations against the two even include the President, "In the presence of Ms. Jackson and Uncle Bubba's restaurant manager and a vendor, Bubba Hiers stated they should send President Obama to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico so he could n***er-rig it." The 33 page civil suit includes behaviors from Hiers including, forcibly kissing Jackson’s cheek, physical intimidation and displays of pornographic material.

Jackson states in the lawsuit that during the nuptials for Bubba Hiers in 2007, the former employee asked Paula Deen what servers should wear and the sweet talking southern belle responded, “Well what I would really like is a bunch of little n***ers to 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.”

Other quotes included by Jackson in the suit include sexual harassment by Deen. After the Savannah establishments previous manager was fired for sexual relations with servers, Deen allegedly told Jackson, “If you think I have worked this hard to lose everything because of a piece of p***y, you better think again. And now I’m going to do something I have never done. I am going to put a woman in a man’s job.”

The outspoken Paula Deen has sold over 8 million copies of her cookbooks and is set to debut in NBC’s Who do you think you are? this season.

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