Food Network star Paula Deen has made money off of her southern charm, restaurants and recipes. However, her world may be crashing down as some her personal thoughts on race have been revealed.
Paula Deen was questioned in a deposition due to a $1.2 million lawsuit with her restaurants former General Manager, Lisa Jackson. The former business partner claimed that Deen used the N-word. Deen's brother "Bubba" is also accused of sexual harrasment, distress on Jackson and assault.
In questioning of Paula Deen every using the N-word, she responded with "yes, of course".
Deen also revealed that she was influenced by slavery and the Civil War to use African-Americans as waiters at her wedding:
“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.”
Deen also admitted to telling racist jokes:
“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."
Paula Deen's brother, Bubba, also referenced President Obama as the N-word in the deposition.
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