Paula Deen Defends Past Use of the N-Word

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After many fans heard that Paula Deen admitted on the stand in court that she had used the N word, many were upset, some were not surprised but a few were saddened that their favorite “Aunt” was prejudice. She has now released a statement through her company to US Magazine.

“During a deposition where she swore to tell the truth, Ms. Deen recounted having used a racial epithet in the past, speaking largely about a time in American history which was quite different than today. She was born 60 years ago, when America’s South had schools that were segregated, different bathrooms, different restaurants and Americans rode in different parts of the bus. This is not today. To be clear, Ms. Deen does not find acceptable the use of this term under any circumstance by anyone nor condone any form of racism or discrimination.”

Deen admitted to using the word “n-gger” during a May 17 deposition connected to a $1.2 million lawsuit filed by her former employee, Lisa Jackson, who once managed Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House; the restaurant is owned by Deen and her brother, Bubba Hiers.

When Jackson’s attorney asked Deen if she had ever used the n-word, the Paula’s Best Dishes host replied, “Yes, of course.” According to the report, Deen then added, “It’s been a very long time.”

For the record many of us at Reality Wives have family members who are from the deep south born 60+ years ago and have never used the N word. I am not moved. Was Paula using the N word straight out of the womb? Paula using the word was in the past 5 years not 60 years ago. Someone commented on our article about Paula’s confession yesterday, it will be interesting to hear what Oprah has to say since she spent some time at her home. What are your thoughts? Post your comments below.

Source: US Weekly

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