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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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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

148 days ago
227.

joan    

That place was poisoned by backstabbing employees

148 days ago
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Tammy Vogelgesang    

They were paid through Wednesday and got vacation pay along with two weeks severance.

148 days ago
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Bubba Sattva    

TMZ Sucks! Especially the new format. I HATE the way they promote political correctness by telling everyone what is and is not acceptable speech. Political correctness was started by the Bolsheviks during the bloody Russian Revolution and I see your Useful Idiot Harvey out in front promoting Totalitarian Utopian Socialism. TMZ HATES Western Civilization and I hate TMZ.

148 days ago
230.

Ric    

Sour Grapes! How many of these employees came to Paula Deen's defense when she was accused of being racist!? Not a one! No sympathy here.

147 days ago
231.

W. Robert Lewis    

Give Paula a break. We all have a slip of the tongue now and then just like she did. So lighten up on her.

147 days ago
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Mary Harding    

What I don'tunderstand is how come no one is going after wheell of fortune for scamming hundred of people on their daily word game that people play at home to get 10 points aday for the correct puzzle solved I had 1 ,040 points and Sony rewards took them from me ,and hundreds of people so theY. couldn't win anything how come nothing is being done that's robbery

147 days ago
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celebs2000    

paula will be just fine. she's very wealthy and deservedly so. her recipes will taste the same tomorrow. delicious.

as for the blacks and racismTM rabble rousers in the media? well thats up to each individual. if you are creative, intelligent, talented, hard working...you can make millions in this world. if you're stupid, lazy, dishonest, blame others, have a chip on your shoulder...well...you will become really angry and post comments on TMZ. Your choice.

Looking forward to the next dish Paula! My gf loves to cook your meals and I love to eat them!

147 days ago
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MamaGrizzly    

I have never heard of a company that warns its employees that they're going to be fired. That's a terrible thing to do as it will encourage all sorts of damage to the company. Often, security is called to escort a fired person to gather personal belongings, and then out of the building sans ID and keys.

I have no dog in this fight, and am not either pro or con Paula Deen. Just saying.

147 days ago
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Middle Finga U    

Cheap ass c u n t..go fuk yurself!

147 days ago
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wonderingal    

She said the N-word while being held up? I would have used a few more choice words to discribe the man that was HOLDING HER UP! Do people not get the fact she was in danger!

147 days ago
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Mary Harding    

Boy I have no respect for Paua Deene anymore ,how can you treat your employees like that ,that's horrible ,oh well I truly believe what goes around comes around

146 days ago
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