The embattled queen of southern cuisine, Paula Deen, has fired her entire legal team in the wake of the N-word scandal, RadarOnline.com has confirmed.
The axed Food Network star, 66, filed notice with a Savannah, Georgia, court on Thursday advising that she has hired Grace Speights from Morgan Lewis’ Labor and Employment Practice to now represent her in the sex, harassment and racism case filed against her.
Harry Weiss and Patty Glaser will also be part of Deen’s new defense team in the case filed by Lisa Jackson, the former general manger of Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House who sued Deen and her brother Earl ‘Bubba’ Hiers for $1.2 million, claiming he sexually harassed her for five years, frequently used the the word “n*gger”, referred to President Obama as a “n*gger” and watched pornography on work computers.
The demise of the previous attorneys, from the prestigious Oliver Maner law firm, follows the axing of her long time agent Barry Weiner.
Deen submitted a declaration supporting the change of attorney, but it’s under court seal.