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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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61.

mike hill    

Great News! The Southern Fried Fraud is out of business! I read horror stories of people becoming violently ill shortly after eating that crap she served as food.

203 days ago
62.

Larry    

Help me understand something.....please. Why is it o.k. for an African American to use the "N" word and it is racist if a White American uses it. Does that make the African American person even a worst racist? I don't think words make a person a racist.......I think a persons actions is what makes him or her a racists. Words are just words........if you hang someone because of their skin color....then that is racist.....but a person who uses the "N" word, no matter what color....is not a racist.

203 days ago
63.

charlie    

If an African American man held you up, what would you call him, sweetie pie?

203 days ago
64.

Sarah Sota     

That's wut u f u c ks deserve because u cried racist. Go work for a black owned business. There is probably one or two out there. Suck it! U get wut u get ya losers.

203 days ago
65.

aberdeenvet    

Everything the phony Progressive Liberal Socialist Democrat race baiters do results in lost jobs for those least able to afford it. Congratulations to the destroyers of the American social system that has been so successful far longer than any other in history.

203 days ago
66.

Viper84    

To all the restaraunt workers who started all this racism stuff againsr Paula Deen. What goes around comes around,Paybacks are a B**ch.

203 days ago
67.

UNLEVINED HARVEY    

fried chicken and watermelon were their best sellers

203 days ago
68.

Clancy    

Employers who treat their employees this way are disgusting. For all of her righteousness and groveling after her problems, I would have to say she hasn't treated her employee's well. And, now I feel she was treated the way she should have been. I used to feel bad for her. Not anymore. It's a shame. And shame on her.

203 days ago
69.

mary collins finn    

Meantime this B**ch is laughing all the way to the bank as I just read she has signed some huge deal. THAT is the way people like her and her racist brother treat their employees. Problem: as soon as she turns up on TV again people will flock to watch her show or whatever - I never watched before the scandal and I certainly wouldn't now). But it is sad that people don't see through s*** like her. I never even heard of her of her until I was aghast to learn that someone with a TV cooking show known for heavy fat etc had developed Type 11 diabetes and kept it carefully hidden until her greed got the better of her and she emerged touting the drug for Type 11. The the racist environment she cultivated and tolerated in her restaurants hit the news. Shame

203 days ago
70.

Judy    

No class...what else can be expect with anything Paula-Deen related.

203 days ago
71.

Sherie    

Shut them down and then shut them up! This is 2014 and nobody is going for that crap anymore. If they don't know they better ask somebody!

203 days ago
72.

Viper84    

Take that all you employees who cried racism against Paula Deen. What goes around comes around, Payback is a B**ch.

203 days ago
73.

ROMANO5150    

LEAVE HER THE HELL ALONE YOU IGNORANT FOLLOWING SHEEP BASTARDS....EVERYONE HAS SAID CRAP AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER...JUST LOOK IN A MIRROR, LIE TO YOURSELF AND BLAME SOMEONE ELSE...THAT'S WHAT THESE DAMN NEWS PEOPLE DO

203 days ago
74.

ROMANO5150    

LEAVE HER THE HELL ALONE YOU IGNORANT FOLLOWING SHEEP BASTARDS....EVERYONE HAS SAID CRAP AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER...JUST LOOK IN A MIRROR, LIE TO YOURSELF AND BLAME SOMEONE ELSE...THAT'S WHAT THESE DAMN NEWS PEOPLE DO

203 days ago
75.

Paul    

Dumb dumb dumb....

203 days ago
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