Paula Deen says the woman who is suing her for racial harassment lied about her African-American ties.
Deen has filed documents pertaining to the lawsuit that might well destroy her career saying Lisa Jackson -- the woman who was fired from Deen's Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House -- is not connected to the African-American community, but is instead tied to the Hispanic community, according to TMZ.
D'oh. Too bad Deen didn't think of that before giving the deposition in which she admitted to dropping N-bombs more than two decades ago.
Jackson's claim was that Deen used the N-word while discussing wedding plans for her brother and restaurant partner Bubba's wedding. Deen reportedly discussed having black workers dress up as slaves in a 19th-century plantation-style wedding.
According to the website, Jackson's proof of her African-American ties was her partner's niece, who she claimed is half African-American. Jackson is asking for damages based on racial harassment, claiming she's an African-American adjacent.
Deen's new documents suggest Jackson's partner has admitted that her niece isn't black. Not even a little. She's Hispanic.
Deen's lawyers want the judge to hit Jackson with sanctions for creating a fake racial harassment case.