June 19th, 2013
07:22 PM ET

Celeb chef Paula Deen admits using 'N' word

By Alan Duke, CNN

(CNN) - Celebrity chef Paula Deen denies she's ever told racial jokes, but she did acknowledge using the "N" word, according to her deposition in a lawsuit.

A former manager at Deen's restaurants in Savannah, Georgia, is suing her and her brother for sexual and racial harassment.

LIsa T. Jackson's lawsuit alleges that Deen and Bubba Hier committed numerous acts of violence, discrimination and racism that resulted in the end of her five-year employment at Deen's Lady & Sons and Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House eateries in Savannah.

Deen's lawyer called the allegations false.

"Contrary to media reports, Ms. Deen does not condone or find the use of racial epithets acceptable," her lawyer, Bill Franklin said. "She is looking forward to her day in court."

Deen was questioned by Jackson's lawyers in May and the deposition was just filed with the court.

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  1. Jorge

    See, that's why I sold out and moved the heck out of GA. Got sick and tired of the "lazy monkey vs. white devil" pandering and being caught in the middle of it all the time. Seemed like every second day at work I was being tested for my leanings on the matter in some variation of the same old theme when all I wanted to do was make a living. To me both extremes are the same dreck on a different stick. Better to be a "hard working Mexican" (not all of us Hispanics are Mexican, you know.) somewhere else.

    June 20, 2013 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • BIG SHIZ

      I didn't say white devil, I seid gi jane and Paula Deen are devils. Get it right

      June 20, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. GI JON

    Should have hired a hard working Mexican instead of a lazy monkey and she wouldn't have this problem

    June 20, 2013 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
    • BIG SHIZ

      She should have hired you because devil's flock together.

      June 20, 2013 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • GI JON

      Sorry about that Jorge should have said Latino. And big Liz she couldn't afford me Im well paid however she might let you buss tables

      June 20, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • BIG SHIZ

        I could buy you're family and sell them for organ harvesting.

        June 20, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |