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Paula Deen

Restaurant at Center of Racism Scandal

Shuts Down

4/3/2014 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Paula Deen Restaurant Closes

Uncle Bubba's Seafood & Oyster House -- the place where Paula Deen's empire crumbled -- just closed for good, and the way employees found out is just shocking.

The company did NOT tell its employees in an open meeting or face-to-face.  The workers showed up this morning only to find the sign down and appliances being removed from the joint. 

The only explanation was posted on the restaurant's Facebook page this morning -- "Thank you for 10 great years. Uncle Bubba's is now closed."

People were pissed off, including one woman who says,  "My mother worked there for over 8 years and no one called her!!! My fiance also worked there no one called him, in fact a UB manager called him LAST NIGHT to get his availability for next week!"

Another wrote, "My mother put in some hard work for years with you & she finds out when she shows up for work this morning to be escorted by a police officer to get her belongings."

You may recall ... the GM of Bubba's sued Paula ... and during her depo Paula recounted the story where she once used the N word to describe an African American man who held her up.

We reached out to Deen's rep ... so far, no word back.

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151.

cthruu    

About time Paulsa fought back. Piss on all you PC bastards.

171 days ago
152.

cthruu    

About time Pauls fought back. Piss on all you Politically Correct bastards

171 days ago
153.

LyndyLU    

Paula Deen has been tortured, her reputation killed, and her ingrate employees helped do it by getting paid by main stream media to LIE. I would close my doors and they can just go find another place to work. I would be just as bitter and hurt as she. She cannot get her reputation back no matter what -all for a racist remark 20+ years ago and lies that they told about her. Still it will NEVER bring her reputation that they ruined back to her! No, they deserve what they got.

171 days ago
154.

Pat    

Joke's on you. Can anyone say Capitalism? Magic words,
Lakefront property. Developers always interested in hot location. They will make a bundle +++++

171 days ago
155.

E Nieter    

Sorry Paula, Only blacks are allowed to be racists

171 days ago
156.

chuck    

what a mess

171 days ago
157.

sieben13    

Still think she is so nice ?????????

171 days ago
158.

debra williams    

SHAMEFUL WAY TO TREAT HER EMPLOYEES! soooo done with her for good!

171 days ago
159.

Tia    

The employees that were working for her, were not involved with that lawsuit. A woman (who was white and gay) sued. She sued Paula and her brother. Those employees did not deserve to be treated that way. Other businesses have done this. They close up and don't tell their employees anything. That is wrong. Let them know what is going on so they can find employment.

171 days ago
160.

Bassdeville    

Welcome to Pigeon Forge Paula; you will like it there!

171 days ago
161.

sundog    

That's how you close a restaurant!

171 days ago
162.

Bassdeville    

Paula's building a new restraunt in Pigeon Forge TN in the landings; If you cant stand the heat; paula gets out of the Kitchen; Study the Demographics of Sevierville and you will understand why; its not what you say; itys what you do!!

171 days ago
163.

Dora G.    

Too bad those folks did not support Paula when she needed them. I don't blame them for shutting the doors and doing in on the QT. she was unjustly accused.

171 days ago
164.

Christopher    

Has anyone been able to claim they have never used the "N" word or some other hateful and racist word? Blacks, Mexicans, Asians, Indians, LGBT people are all part of the "shame."

171 days ago
165.

DaveL    

TMZ's daily dose of race baiting.


We're all human. Time to move past the superficiality of skin color.

171 days ago
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