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Paula Deen Admits Making Crude Comment After Firing Her Restaurant Manager For Alleged Underage Sex With A Waitress

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Jun. 20 2013, Published 4:09 p.m. ET

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Paula Deen fired the manager of her Savannah, Ga., restaurant because she believed he was having sex with one of her servers — a minor — and then brazenly told staff she did it as she wasn't prepared to lose all she'd worked for "because of a piece of p*ssy."

In a deposition on May 17, obtained in full by RadarOnline.com, the celebrity chef was questioned about how Lisa Jackson came to become general manger of Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House.

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Jackson is suing 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 66-year-old Food Network star admitted Jackson got the top job at her popular eatery because the previous GM was fired for an alleged inappropriate relationship.

In a meeting with the axed staffer and Jackson, Deen told Bubba: "If you think I have worked this hard to lose everything because of a piece of pussy, you better think again!"

She continued, "Now I am going to do something I have never done. I am going to put a woman in a man's job."

Here is the exchange from the three-hour videotaped interrogation where Deen confessed to making the forceful and crude remark about a minor's genitala:

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Lawyer: Was the a general manager who was — in the early days who was fired from Uncle Bubba's because he was having a relationship with --

Deen: Yes --

Lawyer: -- a server?

Deen: An underage server.

Lawyer: An underage server?

Deen: Yes.

Lawyer: Okay. And there's a quote attributed to you in the Complaint about that.

Deen: Yes.

Deen: Is that quote accurate?

Lawyer: That is, absolutely. Out of all the accusations I can say that's the only one."

The reality star boldly told the lawyers deposing her: "I said that first sentence… I certainly did. I said it that day and I would say it again if it applied."

According to Jackson, Bubba turned a blind eye to the general manager's supposed relationship with the minor.

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