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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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211.

Igor    

Why should she give them notice? Did they give her notice before they threw her under the bus?

180 days ago
212.

sieben13    

what a POS, but I am not surprised. Now maybe the employee,s will come forward with the truth about this RACIST

180 days ago
213.

Pat    

That is a terrible way to let people know they have lost their job. They shoud have been handing out severance checks to enable them to find another job. Paula just doesn't care if people have money for food and rent as long as she can make all the money she wants. I liked her when she first started but now it has all gone to her head and she has no compassion and acts like a fool on TV. She needs to sit down for a few years.

180 days ago
214.

AmericanFellow    

Take 1 Paula Deen, cover her with butter all sides, bake 10 hours until most of the fat has drained out, turn, bake for 5 more hours, check with a meat thermometer and SHE'S SO DONE YOU COULD STICK A FORK IN HER!

180 days ago
215.

RON    

CROCK OF ****,
I CAN NOT BELIEVE PEOPLE OF TODAY ,... LET HE .....WHO IS WITHOUT SIN... CAST THE FIRST STONE..........
SEARCH YOUR HEART, ALL YOU SINNERS, YES YOU!...
HOW DARE YOU, YOU GUILTY SINNERS,,,, AND YOU KNOW WHO YOU ALL ARE..... SINNERS AS YOU WELL KNOW.....

180 days ago
216.

someguy    

Gee, I wonder why it was closed. Maybe it was because an employee tried to destroy her business and her life. Did other employees stand up for what is right? No, they didn't. So it's her business and she can do what she wants. She doesn't have to tell employees its closed and she doesn't have to explain why.

180 days ago
217.

RONNIE    

Paula,you have never apologized.

180 days ago
218.

Igor    

Why should she give them notice? Did they give her notice before they threw her under the bus.

180 days ago
219.

Linda    

Nasty people like many on this board better beware of karma!!

180 days ago
220.

Modenaro    

Welcome to the new world of double standards.

180 days ago
221.

Modenaro    

Welcome to the new world of double standards.

180 days ago
222.

jainyah04    

Lol. That's what she gets.She want say the N word again. So sorry for the employees

179 days ago
223.

Kelias    

My job close at being of yr.i didn't any pay at all..I was with them for 9 years.they least got some money from them .Get over it .It happens

179 days ago
224.

Rodney Berry    

THIS courageous white woman proved greater than all blacks and all bigots who claim to be white, by admitting she years ago called a robber a ******! When every black person acts holy saying they are not racist while applauding when white women are rapped, and white men robbed or murdered, saying that is justice, or while calling white people crackers, or pickerwoods, or honkies, then look all in the eye and say they are not racist! Well as her God applauds Paula Deen for being courageous and righteous in thought, not as those who point and call the kettle black while being the most racist of all! Go to the sites mentioned below for evidence the Paulas God comes to avenge the blood of His Servants Deuteronomy 32:43.. To also view that Gods Mystery has been finished Rev:10:7 science has found the causes and now cure for aging/sorrow/sickness now God can prepare too remove all not of His Book of Life Rev:1:1-17-18 and 21:4 and 20:14-15.. Go to http://www.adamandeveseedgatheringministry.com/prophecy_and_the_signs {on this first link view the sounding signs posted 5 years ago and more, and are now each mornings news, such as the DC/Virginia Beach Va. quakes our Lord brought on the same day as the unveiling of martin luther king statue in DC with more quakes coming there as we write, and the Japan quakes all written months and years before their coming, as the now coming 3 meteors to Sudan Africa} and go to http://adamandevewordresearch.blogspot.com/ to view how aging now ends, and go to http://adamandeveinaction.blogspot.com/ too view the All Powerful the Only God of Paula Deen preparing His Inheritors for the now retaking of His earth by His Mighty Hand.. Matthew 25:34

179 days ago
225.

joan    

That place was poisoned by backstabbing employees

179 days ago
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