WOW! This makes me EXTREMELY sad. I’ve always been such a big fan of Mizz Deen. Who knew?!?!?
Food Network star and celebrity cook Paula Deen has admitted to using the N-word and other awful racial slurs during a videotaped deposition on Friday, May 17.
The Emmy-winning kitchen queen was questioned for three hours because of the $1.2 million 2012 lawsuit in which the former General Manager of their Savannah, Georgia, restaurant, Lisa Jackson, claimed use of the N-word by Paula and sexual harassment and infliction of distress and assault by her brother Bubba Hiers. When asked by Lisas Atlanta-based attorney if shed ever used the N-word, Paula responded, Yes, of course, and gave examples of times she used the offensive term. In terms of telling racist jokes, Paula said, Its just what they are theyre jokes most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folks I cant determine what offends another person.
And when asked if she wanted black men to play the role of slaves at a wedding she explained she got the idea from a restaurant her husband and her had dined at saying, 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.
Oh, this is just completely baffling to me…and AWFUL!
During the deposition, Bubba also made shocking admissions, including using the N-word in reference to President Barack Obama.
Paula’s lawyers, Bill Franklin and Oliver Maner, have now put out the following statement in reference to this damaging deposition:
Contrary to media reports, Ms. Deen does not condone or find the use of racial epithets acceptable. She is looking forward to her day in court.
Dancers, racism is STILL and will forever be alive, well and running rampant. These claims will more than like cause the collapse of Paula’s cooking empire. But if it didn’t, unfortunately I would be surprised…