[Report Abuse]
[Login to Blog] PoliticsNation's Blog
Paula Lawsuit -It's about more than race/N-word
Last comment by SportsFan31313 3 years, 4 months ago.

Take Me To Post Comment Form

A copy of the deposition transcript is published below.

Deen, her brother Earl “Bubba” Hiers, her company, and the corporations that operate a pair of restaurants she owns in Savannah, Ga., are being sued by former employee Lisa Jackson. A complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia by Jackson’s attorney, Matthew Billips, last November alleged she was subjected to “violent, sexist, and racist behavior” during five years working for Deen’s various businesses.

According to the complaint, Jackson began working for Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House, a restaurant run by Hiers, in early 2005 and left in August 2010 due to the inappropriate behavior she said she was subjected to in her time there. In the deposition, Deen said she owns half of the corporation that operates Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House. Jackson also said she did some other work for Deen’s company and a restaurant she runs. The complaint alleged “racially discriminatory attitudes pervade” Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House where Jackson claimed African-American employees were required to use separate bathrooms and entrances from white staffers. Jackson also said African-Americans were held to “different, more stringent, standards” than whites at the restaurant and that Hiers regularly made offensive racial remarks. In the complaint, Jackson is described as a “white female.” However the complaint noted she has biracial nieces, so “derogatory remarks regarding African Americans are even more personally offensive to Ms. Jackson than they would be to another white citizen.”

Along with the allegations of racism, Jackson’s complaint accuses Hiers of making inappropriate sexual comments and forcing her to look at pornography with him. The complaint also said Hiers violently shook employees on multiple occasions and came to work in an “almost constant state of intoxication.”

Jackson’s complaint also accuses Deen of racism and enabling Hiers’ behavior. According to the complaint, Deen and other managers at her companies ignored Jackson’s attempts to discuss Hiers’ behavior. As evidence that Deen “holds such racist views herself,” the complaint details an incident that occurred when Jackson was in charge of “food and serving arrangements” at Hier’s wedding in 2007. The complaint includes a comment Deen allegedly made when asked by Jackson what type of uniforms the servers should wear at the wedding.

“Well what I would really like is a bunch of little n****** 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,” the lawsuit claims Deen said. “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.”

In her deposition, which was given last month, Deen denied many of the allegations against Hiers and addressed the alleged comment about his wedding. Deen said she remembered telling Jackson and another employee about a restaurant she went to with an exclusively African-American waitstaff that she wanted to emulate, but was worried about the potential reaction. Though Deen admitted to using the phrase “really southern plantation wedding” she denied having said the N word.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/06/paula-deen-racial.php


Latest Activity: Jun 29, 2013 at 11:04 AM


Bookmark and Share
Forward This Blog
Print Blog
More Blogs by PoliticsNation
Send PoliticsNation a Message
Report Abuse


Blog has been viewed (1107) times.

PoliticsNation commented on Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 17:08 PM

CNN is airing a special called "The N Word," hosted by Don Lemon, on Monday night.

Lemon will be debating the use of the word, in light of the recent allegations of racism against Paula Deen and the George Zimmerman trial. TV Newser reported that the special will air at 7 p.m. in lieu of "Outfront," while Erin Burnett is on vacation.

Lemon has previously said that he believes journalists should say the full word, instead of the phrase "n-word," when reporting a story. "I think someone should say, that person called someone 'nigger,' instead of saying 'the n-word,' because I think it sanitizes it," he explained last year, adding that he hated the use of the word in music and when it's used for misogynistic purposes.

He reiterated those views while speaking to Burnett last week. "That is the word," Lemon said. "I don't go around calling people that word and I don't like it when I hear it, but I think it needs to be said."

SportsFan31313 commented on Monday, Jul 22, 2013 at 17:54 PM

I saw it Sebe.


Log In to post comments.

Previous blog entries by PoliticsNation
 
Breaking---NO Charges For Clinton
November 06, 2016
JUST IN: FBI Director James Comey tells Congress that the agency is still of the opinion that Hillary Clinton should not face criminal charges http://cnn.it/2f7APdV
Read More »
 
The Myth of Voter Fraud
October 26, 2016
Here's how you call out a Republican with Double Standards. You use his own words against him/her and let them see how uninformed and foolish they sound... Four studies out this year show that if voting is rigged it’s in favor of Republicans. The Bush Administration and recent studies conducted ...
Read More »
 
U.S. police chiefs group apologizes to Minorities
October 26, 2016
U.S. police chiefs group apologizes for ‘historical mistreatment’ of minorities. The president of America’s largest police management organization on Monday issued a formal apology to the nation’s minority population “for the actions of the past and the role that our profession has played in society’s historical mistreatment of communities of ...
Read More »
 
Republican NFL Patriots- Why Aren't U Raising Hell
October 25, 2016
If you posted a blog on this site or joined in the conversation to share your dismay with Colin Kapernick taking a knee for injustice during the national anthem but you're not showing that same outrage towards Josh Brown's behavior (beating and bullying his wife); you my Republican friend are ...
Read More »
 
Another Top Republican Dumps The GOP&Joins Clinton
October 25, 2016
(CNN)Former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday he'll vote for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, a high-profile snub of his party's standard-bearer, Donald Trump. Powell, who also served in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations, backed President Barack Obama in both the 2008 and 2012 campaigns. He announced ...
Read More »
 
[View More Blogs...]





 
Powered by
Morris Technology