PAULA’S ACCUSER SAYS CASE ISN’T ABOUT THE N-WORD
Paula Deen and her brother Earl “Bubba” Hiers are trying to get the harassment claim filed against them thrown out. It was in a deposition for the case that Deen admitted to using the N-word, which caused her empire to fall. Lawyers for Deen and Bubba recently filed documents arguing that since the plaintiff Lisa Jackson is white, she can’t claim racial discrimination. But Jackson said in a statement that her $1.2 million suit isn’t just about race. "This lawsuit has never been about the N-word," Jackson told CNN. "It is to address Ms. Deen's patterns of disrespect and degradation of people that she deems to be inferior." She added, “I may be a white woman, but I could no longer tolerate her abuse of power as a business owner, nor her condonation of Mr. Hiers' despicable behavior on a day-to-day basis." Finally, she said, "I am what I am, and I am a human being that cares about all races, and that is why I feel it is important to be the voice for those who are too afraid to use theirs."