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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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166.

Astrogenotype    

All because she used the N word?! Man, times have changed for real!

206 days ago
167.

Mike    

Kaboom..stand bye for another from the Duck Dynasty boys

206 days ago
168.

Ghostkitty    

It sucks to show up at work and find out you don't have a job anymore but Paula Deen isn't the only one to shut down overnight. I know someone that worked at a Jack in the Box for years and went to go work about a month ago and there was a note on the door and all the signs had been removed overnight. None of the employees knew until that morning. I think this happens more than people know.

206 days ago
169.

Cobnnie    

So What? Cracker Barrel does the same thing. So do other restaurants including Larry's Subs. Get off the poor woman's back and go find a real crook to pick on. Enough!!

206 days ago
170.

ghost181    

Blacks the biggest problem of all!

206 days ago
171.

Groucho1951    

If this was anyone else, it would not even have made the back page of the newspaper! The owners of a business can do whatever they want with their business...even Paula Deen...this whole thing against her was a joke! TMZ is just looking to make headlines!

206 days ago
172.

vay    

Who ever wrote this article is a rude, rude person. There was not an ugly persson there except for the writer. To bad they weren't taught basic good manners.

206 days ago
173.

Terry    

What a BS story. Everyone I talk to here in SC stills likes Deen and her place in Savannah. The place that closed was her brothers place and not hers. She is doing great in her other activities and is the "toast of the town" here in the south.

206 days ago
174.

Rev. Robert Cunningham    

My wife and I had dinner at Uncle Bubba's several times when traveling to and from Floirda when we lived in Ohio. The food and the service was "outstanding" to say the least! In fact my wife and a friend had their picture taken with Uncle Bubba on one visit so sorry to see the restuarant close.

206 days ago
175.

donkeybutts    

That's what happens when you let one race get out of control!

206 days ago
176.

fu78    

@people annoy me(i see why you lived up to your name) where have you been?! there have been racisim in the south for many decades and you just now notice that it is normal?! smh.

206 days ago
177.

Wehms    

Gotta wonder what exactly they expected after everybody turned their backs on her for a racial slur she used some 35 years ago about some ******* that stuck a gun in her face.....

205 days ago
178.

Pillsbury Pancakes    

I was at a Paula Deen show once, and to warm up the crowd she said "do y'all know what's white on top and black on the bottom? ... Society!" Everyone was pretty offended but she found it hilarious. Then she went on... "Do y'all know what's black on top and white on the bottom? ... Rape!" OMG half the audience left, I threw a chair at her and security roughed me up. Total Racist!!

205 days ago
179.

hoopygirl    

This was her BROTHER'S restaurant,not her's,which is still going strong. Liberals LOVE to lie ,especially when it comes to southern whites. And liberal blacks LOVE to find any way they can to be offended. I question if this was how the restaurant closed,considering TMZ can't get their facts straight, but would all you Obamaites be so morally outraged if it was your nasty little tofu cafe ? Of course not- So- shut up.

205 days ago
180.

Debbie    

Leave her alone. Her life has been in troble for 35 years . Man gat a life

205 days ago
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