Paula Deen has lost more than her Food Network contract. She has been fired by Springfield Ham Company, and no longer will represent any of their products. Also, QVC is "watching the situation closely" in regard to whether they will continue to offer Deen's line of cookware on their network.
Personally, I think that the narcissistic bubble she created for herself where she believed herself so beloved that she could utter racial slurs, sexually harass and generally market herself as a grandmotherly sexpot looking for a stud to cougar has finally burst. A dose of humility was in order, and she just got hers.
Lisa Jackson, a former manager at the Savannah, GA-based Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House, filed the suit, claiming that Deen and her brother contributed to a “hostile work environment” by condoning sexual harassment and racism at the restaurant.
The 33-page complaint also alleges that Deen made the following racist remark while planning her brother’s 2007 wedding:
I want a true southern plantation-style wedding… I would really like a bunch of little n****rs to wear long-sleeve white shirts, black shorts and black bow ties, you know in the Shirley Temple days… [n]ow that would be a true southern wedding wouldn’t it? But… the media would be on me about that.
But the mere existence of a lawsuit doesn't exactly establish anything, while your above language seems to take a more affirmative view of the matterThat's the point of the lawsuit.
right, and the court of public opinion is hardly fair, impartial or even rational. I mean, do you think people should be fired due a bunch of morons not knowing what a blackhole is?Deen will have her day in court; however, if I'm running a business or a network, I do not want someone accused of such things representing me until and unless they have been exonerated.