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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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181.

Debbie    

Leave this women alone . Sh'e had enohgh crap. If you brlieve everythin said anout her , then shame on you

166 days ago
182.

Luckey    

Crazy world these days

166 days ago
183.

B2 The K    

Simply put, Paula Deen is a Red Neck Racist.

166 days ago
184.

Kathy    

Well you can sure tell by the inane comments here where racism thrives.....before you give me ****...I am a family member in a family that is international...we have black, white, oriental, Mexican, and 57 varieties more through the years...those who have never said, spic, towel head, honkey, beaner, guidos, chink, and ****h (that's what my best friend say she is) or even bitch, or any of the other words that are used, are either lying to themselves or others....when you say those things you are open to the interpretation of the listener...you are no longer allowed to give excuses making it good or bad...it is...so lets stop the drama of how hurtful it is and take the power away instead of whooooozzzeee me out of one side of your mouth and FU out of the other....

166 days ago
185.

sieben13    

She fooled you again

166 days ago
186.

Areader    

Classless act by everyone's favorite REDNECKS!

166 days ago
187.

blake    

I agree that it is wrong, but it happens with restaurants all the time. Seems to be to keep employees from stealing money or items. Plus many of them can just not return to work by finding another serving job easily.

166 days ago
188.

vettman    

What is that big bugger on her chin? It's not in other pic.

166 days ago
189.

txlady    

I never bought her alligator tears and phony smile for a minute. I have no use for her or her family ever.

166 days ago
190.

txlady    

Why should this surprise anyone? Never bought her alligator tears and phony, hokey smile and accent...hope one of them will write a tell all book and make tons of cash.

166 days ago
191.

myopinion    

The best news I've heard all day! I feel for the employees and how they were let go...SMH...Happy to hear they have shut that restaurant DOWN!

166 days ago
192.

dubsack    

Who cares!

166 days ago
193.

Mr Barcliff    

JUST WOW, NOT FOR THE REASON PEOPLE THINK I SAID WOW. HERES THE REASON. IN 40 YEARS ON EARTH, I REALIZED ALOT, STILL MORE IM LEARNING BUT, 1 THING IVE LEARNED AND GLAD THAT I HAVE DONE SO IS, THE ONLY WAY TO HAVE JOB SECURITY, SCANDAL OR LAWSUIT OR ETC., IS TO "OWN YOUR OWN BUSINESS" SOUNDS HARSH WHAT IM SAYING AND MANY WHO HAVENT ATTAINED THIS KNOWLEDGE WILL ATTACK ME. THOSE WHO HAVE LEARNED WONT THOUGH. HERE IT IS. THE COMPANY OWES US NOTHING, THAT MEANS "ME/YOU" ETC., AND ITS SIMPLE WHY!!!! THE BUSINESS IS SET UP AND CREATED TO MAKE MONEY!! NOT TO MAKE EMPLOYEES RICH OR ANYONE HAPPY!!!! THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AVERAGE JOES AND DONALD TRUMP AND SEAN COMBS AND OTHER SUCCESSES IS SIMPLE. ITS A MATTER OF THESE PEOPLE DECIDING TO BECOME THE MASTERS OF THERE OWN FATE. IVE BEEN TURNED ON JUST LIKE THESE PEOPLE HAVE SO DONT THINK I HAVENT BEEN A VICTIM. IT DOESNT MATTER TO PEOPLE, IF ITS THEM OR YOU, ITS GOING TO BE YOU. BEING POOR ISNT JUST ABOUT ENVIRONMENT, ITS A MENTALITY. IF YOU LISTEN TO THESE PEOPLE, THEY SOUND LIKE THEY "THOUGHT" PAULA TRULY CARED. PLEASE DONT BE MAD AT ME BUT, MAYBE SOMEONE READING THIS WILL WAKE UP AND START THERE OWN BUSINESS OR START WORKING TOWARDS CONTROLLING THERE DESTINY, MAYBE OR MAYBE NOT BUT, YOU NEVER KNOW. HERES A TEST! WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOUR BOSS ASKED IF YOU CAN PAY YOUR CAR PAYMENT? HAVE THEY ASKED IF YOU HAVE ENOUGH MONEY FOR SCHOOL CLOTHES/GROCERIES/RENT/MORTGAGE/GAS/ETC., AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON. IN MOST CASES, YOUR BOSS IS IN THE SAME BOAT YOUR IN UNLESS HE/SHE OWNS THE BUSINESS THE MANAGER IS JUST LIKE YOU, AN EMPLOYEE, JUST PAID MORE. HE AND SHE IS NOT BETTER OF WHEN IT COMES TO CLOSING DOWN. THEY DIDNT KNOW IT WAS OVER JUST LIKE YOU. AS LONG AS YOUR EMPLOYED, THIS IS A POSSIBILITY. IVE LOST FRIENDS AND IT HURT OVER BUSINESS AND WHAT RUTHLESS PEOPLE DO IN BUSINESS WHO ONLY CARE FOR THEMSELVES IS SAY."ITS BUSINESS, NOT PERSONAL" LIKE NINO BROWN IN THE MOVIE "NEW JACK CITY" STARRING WELSEY SNIPES. HIS CHARACTER KILLED HIS BEST FRIEND, WHY? BUSINESS IT MEANS TO SELFISH PEOPLE NEVER HAVING TO SAY SORRY OR AND EXCUSE TO DO WRONG AND YOU HAVE TO WAKE UP AND AFTER THIS HAPPENED, "DEPEND ON YOU"!!!! LOVE, A FELLOW PERSON WHO HAS BEEN DONE WRONG LIKE YOU WHO TOOK MY FATE INTO MY OWN HANDS AND NOW I WORK FOR ME AND ONLY ANSWER TO GOD 1ST AND ME 2ND!!!! LGNM

166 days ago
194.

RL    

I thought the restaurant's shutters might have been for sale after reading lead in headline

166 days ago
195.

CremeBrulee    

Restaurants close all the time and they never tell employees cuz they would leave before the place closed. The restaurant business is nasty and cutthroat. If one is looking for job security look elsewhere.

166 days ago
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