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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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You can't run a company and not pay attention to what is going on at your organization and just enjoy the profits. So Paula needs to take responsibility for these accusations. In my opinion no one in their right mind will put themselves through this. There are 2 sides to every story and I hope we hear Paula's side. Silence is bad and I am glad Ms. Jackson has finally spoken, it takes a lot of courage to stand up for what is right.

926 days ago


this is why women don't belong in the workplace. they are greedy whores and poison businesses.

926 days ago


Poor Paula. Such a sweet lady. With family like that, who needs enemies. She should have never had her name involved in a business with him. Hope she can settle the dispute an put a muzzle on that brother of hers.

926 days ago


SHAME ON YOU "TMZ" if you are going to report this article on Paula Deen, you need to report the entire story of how the discrimination took place agains people of color as well as gender. For anyone wanting the entire story go to "" Atlanta Journal Constitution.

926 days ago


Garbage siblings.

926 days ago


Two hillbilly water buffalos sexually harassing employees?? Well, shut my mouth! I believe she's capable of all of that, including enabling her bloated bubba brother, and more. She's nasty, crude and phoney. And brother Bubba should be auctioning hogs, not running a restaurant. That karma train is coming on fast.

925 days ago


hey bookies, have you been living in the USA for the past several years? I'm sure Savannah has been having job crisis problems just like the rest of the world. How hard is it to get a job nowadays? NO WOMAN wants some jerk (red neck or not) grabbing their butt or kissing them or spitting on them. Sounds like you might be just like bubba.

925 days ago


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

LOL Awards, The secret is in the sauce...

925 days ago

Titus McGillicutty    

Trailer trash with money is still trailer trash

925 days ago


Jimmy had Billy. Paula has Bubba. There is always one in the family!

925 days ago


Why should this be a surprize to anyone? She has always been a fake...hell, that's what our society expects!

925 days ago


I knew I didn't like that "hey ya'll" witch. Now I have a good reason other than her abrasive personality. If this happened, I hope she and her brother "Bubba" suffer the consequences.

925 days ago


925 days ago


Gag order was denied by the judge

925 days ago


If the lady was being sexual harassed, why did she still consider working there. Was the money that good. She was crazy to still work there. I will not work in place where I get no respect!

924 days ago
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