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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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I don't get it? He sounds like a pretty nice guy. I thought she was going to say he used mayonaise for lubrication.

929 days ago


I hope she takes this bitch paula deen to the cleaners.....phkn lying bitch.....Im on Lisa's side YA"LL...cant stand that phoney bitch Paula

929 days ago

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

"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.": ---- Every man in the world has told that joke before.

929 days ago


I have to say, the denture and flathead jokes were kinda funny, though.

929 days ago


And you worked for him for five years enduring all of these alleged sexual issues????? I'm sorry, if this was happening at my workplace I doubt I'd (#1) not say anything or report this behavior, and (#2) continue working there for five years and just let it go. And btw, what is "inescapable pornography?" This is ridiculous!

929 days ago


TMZ, you should be sued for sexual harassment for putting "Paula Deen" and "sexual" in the same headline.

Any combination of those two ideas makes we want to barf up my intestines.

929 days ago


Oh, maybe that's why they're showing clips of Oprah and Gail at Paula's estate in Ga. and one of the clips that's promoting Oprah and her new tv station with Paula shows Paula in tears but it doesn't show you enough to know whats she's crying and whining about. Lord knows Paula's made enough money to support herself,husband,sons and grandchildren for life. So, Paula's crying and whining either over this or the backlash she got from selling herself and her viewers to the Pharmaceutical company and the pills for more millions as if she hasn't made enough selling her unhealthy and nasty recipes now she's peddling pills. I guess if anyone is interested in why she's crying and whining on Oprah you'll have to watch Oprah's station,oh you have to buy cable. I guess Oprah hasn't made enough millions either.

929 days ago


Red Neck Cracker jokes...from a guy named "Bubba"; whoda thunk it?

929 days ago


If her son is this disgusting of a pig, then hope this lady wins the case. Not alright for any work environment to have sexist comments and the exploitation of women displayed.

Not okay. Sue them and sue them good if this is true.

929 days ago


Uh yea, with a name like "Bubba" you can't be a rocket scientist. What a moron!

929 days ago


Doesnt shock me, thats how these people are always ready to throw out the n word but they claim its 2012 AND BLACK PEOPLE SHOULD GET OVER IT.. pulease..I DONT SEE HOW ANY BODY IR DATES????

929 days ago


You know, I was with her until she pulled out the race card and then she lost me. And fat peope shouldn't wear capris because they look disguting in it, but that's my opinion.

929 days ago


Paula Deen represents the perfect nasty and narcissistic southern woman stereotype, and I mean in the most negative way possible.

Sluttish, hypocritical (goes to church and PRAISES THE LORD every Sunday and fires a former GM for skirt chasing), promotes shoveling large quantities of fat, sugar and salt in your diet, protects family members who are a hell of a lot worse in the sexual deviant department than the former GM was, and is a traitor to women (telling Lisa Jackson she is putting her into a MAN'S job).

She also is or was a main spokesperson for the big evil corporation Walmart as well as Smithfield Foods (who runs massive, filthy hog farms in Mexico where H1N1 originated from).

Paula, you don't have to go out of your way so much to prove your a swine. You really don't. I'm totally convinced.

You are everything that is wrong about attitudes in the south.

I don't think you need any more reason to hate her. I don't.

929 days ago


I am still trying to figure out where he crossed the line and how a lawsuit could be made....WTF??

929 days ago

Tia C    

Although I'm from up north, I have lived in Savannah for the last 10 years, and I can attest that, unfortunately, there are older male redneck types who think it's perfectly acceptable to behave this way. Perhaps "Uncle Bubba" will be learning otherwise shortly. What a pig.

929 days ago
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