One might not associate Paula Deen with skeletons, but they appear to be tumbling out of her closet of late: Not only has the folksy, butter-slinging chef had to go public with her type 2 diabetes, but now she and her brother are facing a sexual harassment lawsuit, reports TMZ. Deen and aforementioned brother, Bubba Hiers, are being sued by Lisa Jackson, a former GM of the siblings' joint restaurant venture, Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House. Jackson claims Hiers cluttered the workplace with "inescapable pornography." Among other highlights from the suit:
- Jackson says Hiers told her to bring pictures of herself to work, adding, "You have nice legs."
- Hiers allegedly joked that guys should date women with flat heads, "because you can sit your beer on top of her head while she is giving you a blow job."
- Hiers called two employees "fat girls" who shouldn't be wearing skirts or capris; Jackson claims he also frequently dropped the N-word, was violent, kissed her, and spit in her face.
- A side note: Jackson was hired after Deen fired a philandering GM from the restaurant, allegedly telling him, "If you think I have worked this hard to lose everything because of a piece of p**sy, you better think again."
No comment from the Deen/Hiers camp.