Deen recently became involved in a lawsuit with the former general manager of her Georgia restaurant, Lisa Jackson. Jackson claims Deen used the n-word repeatedly and that she was sexually harassed by Deen’s brother, Bubba.
In her deposition for the suit, Deen admits to using the n-word and telling racist jokes. She also admits to requesting black men and women to dress up as slaves for a wedding she was planning; an idea she got from a restaurant she dined at with her husband.
“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.”
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