Paula Deen has filed a blistering response to the lawsuit that is torpedoing her career, claiming Lisa Jackson embellished or made up her racism allegations.
Yes, Paula admitted using racial slurs in the deposition she gave, but remember that she has NOT admitted anything Jackson has accused her of.
Deen said, under oath, that she has used racial epithets in the past, in conversations with friends and family - never in a discriminatory situation.
She is fuming that Jackson, who was fired as manager of Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House, is actually asking for damages based on racism.
Citing discrimination and harassment, Lisa Jackson claims she is "African-American adjacent" - her partner has a biracial niece, she claims in the lawsuit.
According to Deen, Jackson's niece is NOT African-American, but Hispanic.
Also, Paula is furious that Jackson alleges she used the n-word in connection with her brother Bubba's wedding, yet has never offered any proof of this.
Thus, Deen feels she was deposed in a lawsuit and forced to admit having used shameful - but quite possibly irrelevant - terms based on bogus claims.
As we know, in the wake of the scandal, she's been fired by Food Network ... and Walmart, Caesars, Smithfield Foods, Target, and (sort of) QVC.
The celebrity chef wants the case thrown out, and for a judge to throw the book at Jackson, fining her with sanctions for creating a BS harassment case.
Stay tuned ...