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Paula Deen & Brother

Sued for Sexual Harassment

3/5/2012 10:21 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

It's ironic -- Paula Deen fired an allegedly philandering general manager of one of her restaurants because, as she put it, "If you think I have worked this hard to lose everything because of a piece of p**sy, you better think again." So Paula replaced the G.M. with a woman, and now she's suing Paula and her brother for ... sexual harassment.

Lisa Jackson worked as the G.M. for Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House in Savannah, Georgia from 2005 - 2010.  Paula's brother, Bubba Hiers, is part owner along with Paula.  Lisa claims Bubba brought "inescapable pornography" to the workplace all the time, often visiting XXX websites on the kitchen computer and failing to log off.

According to the suit, Bubba allegedly asked Lisa to bring pics of herself to work -- pics of her when she was younger -- telling her, "You have nice legs."

Bubba also told Lisa two women at the restaurant were "fat girls" and shouldn't be wearing capri pants or skirts.

And get this ... Lisa says Bubba once told another female employee who had just received dentures, "I bet your husband is going to like that."

And there's more ...  Lisa says Bubba once told a joke to the staff that described why men should have sex with women who had flat heads ... "because you can sit your beer on top of her head while she is giving you a b**w job."

And Lisa says Bubba is racist, using the N word a lot and making horrible racist jokes.

There's a lot more, including alleged violent behavior on Bubba's part and an incident where he allegedly kissed Lisa on the face and spit on her.

Lisa, who says she was forced to quit because of intolerable working conditions, is suing for unspecified damages.

We contacted Paula and Bubba's reps.  So far, no comment.


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Not a good year for the Deens. Hope it gets better.

960 days ago


Why are all the chubbies going crazy these days? What is going on?

960 days ago


This doesn't really surprise me. She always did seem crude and vulgar to me anyway, so it must run in the family.

960 days ago


I have heard nasty rumors about him for years! I have several friends who have worked at Uncle Bubba's and quit because of the hanky-panky, grab-ass attitude around that place. Now one of the ladies is speaking up and the issue is getting national attention? About damn time

960 days ago


I'm sorry, was that wrong?

960 days ago


A redneck has no class? Well color me surprised!

960 days ago


I have one question...if all this was going on as she stated...why in the Hell did she work for 5yrs before quitting??....I personally dont like Paula Dean but I think this lady is full of it and just wants a piece of the pie...

960 days ago


Ha. Ha. Ha. But she worked there long enough to get a nice lil settlement i bet! Moneygrubbas! He is a Real Piece of work though.

960 days ago

buzz kill    

Bit*h, bit*h, bit*h. If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen.

960 days ago


I guess it was OK while she was working their, but not OK when she was fired?

960 days ago


This is all such BS? Why do you print crap like this, TMZ, when it is so obviously false?


960 days ago


I wonder if Bourdain paid her. Took her 2 years to file? Something fishy.

960 days ago


You get fired and now all of a sudden its a problem or has gone on for 5years. Really why didnt you complain prior to being fired?

I dont agree with Sexual Harrassment in the work place but come on why would you keep working there if it was a hostile work enviorment?

960 days ago


I guess Paula needs to beat her p**sy brother in the head for maybe causing her to lose everything!!

960 days ago


BAHAHA! put your drink on her flat head. did he make that one up? i wish i worked at that place, he must be a riot. LOL! flat head to put your beer on. LMFAO!

960 days ago
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