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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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


@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!



@FoodNetwork Nice to see you employ racists!

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

#PaulasBestDishes Jim Crow blackened chicken with Massa sauce



#PaulasBestDishes Jim Crow blackened chicken with Massa sauce

Still Chill Withers


Colored Boy Cornbread #PaulasBestDishes

Plantation platanos #PaulasBestDishes

Deron Chilliams


Plantation platanos #PaulasBestDishes



Lynchin Lima Beans #PaulasBestDishes

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