Posted: 4:18 p.m. Friday, July 26, 2013
Just when you thought the dust had settled in the Paula Deen Racism Scandal, new allegations have surfaced.
In a New York Times interview, Paula’s cook and friend for 20 years, Dora Charles, is accusing the embattled chef of hurling racist slurs at her and other black employees.
Among the allegations: Paula allegedly had a black employee dress up as Aunt Jemima to make pancakes for customers.
Paula denies those allegations and her spokesperson tells Entertainment Tonight, “She [Charles] receives a salary of more than $70,000 per year, plus profit sharing and benefits. For 20 years she has been paid a fair wage for her work, but she feels she deserves even more money. She [Charles] claimed to be a friend of Paula Deen’s but is now trying to cash in on the current situation.”
Paula’s multimillion dollar empire started crumbling down when Paula admitted in a deposition that she used the “N” word in the 80s. She’s lost deals with the Food Network, KMart, Target, J C Penney, Sears, Smithfield Foods and Caesars Entertainment.