Skip To Content

    Paula Deen Allegedly Admits To Using N-Word, Wanting Black People To Dress As Slaves

    The Food Network star was reportedly a big fan of racist jokes. Warning: Offensive language.

    Lisa Jackson, a former employee of Paula Deen Enterprises, is suing Deen and her brother, Earl “Bubba” Hiers, for multiple instances of workplace discrimination, both sexual and racial.

    Timothy Hiatt / Getty Images

    This is an alleged exchange from the lawsuit:

    An Enquirer piece is now claiming that footage of Deen's deposition shows her explaining the thought process behind some of her more racist remarks.

    Radar Online, which has read the in-print-only Enquirer piece, has posted some of the most interesting parts.

    Robin Marchant / Getty Images

    The post includes details about her alleged use of the N-word:

    When asked by Lisa's Atlanta-based attorney if she'd ever used the N-word, Paula responded, "Yes, of course," and gave examples of times she used the offensive term...

    "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."

    And details concerning a dinner party with an exclusive African-American waitstaff dressed in period clothing.

    Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images

    Which Deen explained was because the restaurant was Civil War-themed.

    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."

    Here's a PDF of the lawsuit in full:

    And while these claims are still unverified, the internet is already furious about it.

    @FoodNetwork u keep employing an open racist in Paula Dean. maybe u can have a show called ȁcSlave Chefȁd & she can host #disgustinf

    Joseph Arena

    @Arena728

    @FoodNetwork u keep employing an open racist in Paula Dean. maybe u can have a show called ȁcSlave Chefȁd & she can host #disgustinf

    @FoodNetwork Nice to see you employ racists! http://t.co/TRNHij50PF

    Kenny

    @WarlockKenny

    @FoodNetwork Nice to see you employ racists! http://t.co/TRNHij50PF

    There's even a #paulasbestdishes hashtag, collecting some racist-themed recipes for Paula.

    #PaulasBestDishes Jim Crow blackened chicken with Massa sauce

    tyco

    @GreazyBeef

    #PaulasBestDishes Jim Crow blackened chicken with Massa sauce

    Still Chill Withers

    @CJStarchild

    Colored Boy Cornbread #PaulasBestDishes

    Plantation platanos #PaulasBestDishes

    Deron Chilliams

    @RHDrum

    Plantation platanos #PaulasBestDishes

    HellaAbrasive

    @NoTime4YourShit

    Lynchin Lima Beans #PaulasBestDishes