Paula Deen Enterprises Hit with Sexual Harassment Suit

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More trouble for southern cooking queen, Paula Deen.

The former general manager of a restaurant owned by Deen claims she was sexually harassed.

Lisa Jackson filed a lawsuit today. She worked for “Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House” in Savannah, Georgia, which is named after Deen’s brother, Earl “Bubba” Hiers.

Jackson claims during the five-years she worked there, Hiers made sexual comments to her every day and, according to Jackson, downloaded pornography at work.

Jackson claims she wasn’t paid as much as her male counterparts.

The lawsuit also says Hiers and Deen made racially derogatory comments about African American workers in the restaurant. Jackson is Caucasian.

She says black workers were told to use the restroom in the back of the restaurant.

Jackson is seeking unspecified damages for severe emotional stress.

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