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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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76.

Viper84    

Way to go Paula!!!

211 days ago
77.

FutureNJhousewife    

Do people realize the woman who sued Paula is white? I believe black people have explained the difference between them using it and white people using it. Their logic is flawed, because white people refuse to accept the explination, but black people supposedly use it as a non-derogatory term for "men". Regardless, why are white people so upset that they can't say it? More people are afraid of being labeled racist, than behaving in ways that might be a little racist. If you think black people are so low class and dumb, why argue about using a word they use all the time?

211 days ago
78.

louise    

Maybe Michelle Obama can help Paula Dean out. After all she had Michelle on her cooking show a couple of times yet never once had Laura Bush or Mitt Romney's wife. It's funny how all the Liberals have turned against her.

211 days ago
79.

aberdeenvet    

Congratulations to all the Progressive Liberal Socialist Democrat race baiters for pressing their phony racist charges that always result in the loss of jobs for those least able to cope with the results. The present government must be very proud of it's proteges success in destroying the American social system that has been the most successful and longest lasting of any other in history. No one needs the taxes that the restaurant and the employees paid to sustain the most needy citizens in our country. Blessed be all you low information followers of El Presidente Mullah Barack Hussein Obama and his party's Mujahideen. Allah be praised.

211 days ago
80.

Carol    

I have never liked Ms Deen, nothing surprises me about that woman or her family.

211 days ago
81.

sherpeace    

Maybe we will now find out the truth! It was a white person who sued her; that is why the case was dropped. The black employees were, perhaps, afraid to say anything as Deen has a terrible temper, and, quite obviously, IS RACIST.
I hope the truth finally DOES come out about this woman who has made millions treating black workers like slaves!

211 days ago
82.

Synika    

Another sign that ol' Paula has gone to the Dark Side - from a poor single working mother to one considers the "little people" to be less than worthy of basic respect and courtesy. See, Paula is not racist - she considers ALL her employees to be slaves.

211 days ago
83.

Jordan    

Paula it is getting much easier to believe that you do not care about any of your Employees. It may also say you did make Racist Comments at the Work Place, and it also might say your Brother Sexually Harassed Female Employees, and you Closed the Restaurant in Hopes that you do not face anymore Lawsuits that will get you into more trouble.

211 days ago
84.

thebee    

Hello..... Paula's Brother is the Owner of the restraint...not her. This comes from the Savannaha newspaper this morning. Wasn't her call to close.

211 days ago
85.

Rigby    

Lol sucks to be Paula again...

211 days ago
86.

Dave    

Not the first restuarant to close overnight without telling the staff. If it wasn't Dean's no one would notice.

211 days ago
87.

sherpeace    

My nephew used to call his black friend "the N word" WHEN HE WAS 15!! After that age, ANYONE should know better! Besides, we know that it happened more recently. Hopefully, the African Americans she employed will now tell the truth about Ms. Deen!

211 days ago
88.

Dave    

So you stayed when you knew what was going on and now you complain they closed over night without telling you? DUH, couldn't you see this coming over a year ago?

211 days ago
89.

fifithepoodle    

Goodbye

211 days ago
90.

click    

Was the General Manager that sued Paula, responsible for putting the sign out for employees to find out they have no job now? Where is the General Manager now? Questions questions questions...

211 days ago
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