Paula Deen And Her Brother Sued For Harassment By Former Employee
Posted on Tue Mar 6, 2012 10:24 AM PDT
LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Paula Deen and her brother "Bubba" Hiers are being sued by a former employee at Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House, a restaurant they co-own in Georgia.
Former manager Lisa Jackson, who worked for the family restaurant for five years, filed court documents Monday that claim sexual harassment and violent behavior by Hiers.
Hiers was accused of frequently visiting pornography websites on the restaurant computer and forgetting to log out, which would subject employees to often graphic images. He also made remarks about female employees and their weight, and in general was inappropriate.
In court documents, Jackson added: "The staff ... lived in fear of Bubba Hiers."
Deen was apparently informed of the allegations against Hiers and failed to act accordingly. In addition, the celebrity chef was accused of making racist remarks and jokes.