June 28, 2013 3:10 PM
Paula Deen has filed legal docs in the lawsuit that sent her career into free fall -- claiming the woman whose suing her is trumping up racial allegations and now Paula is out for blood. Lisa Jackson -- who was fired as manager of Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House -- is asking for damages based on racial harassment, claiming she's African-American adjacent. As for Jackson's proof she's got African-American ties, she points to her partner's biracial niece, whom Jackson claims is half Black. Sears Holdings is announcing it is cutting ties with Paula Deen, adding to the list of companies cutting ties following revelations that the Southern celebrity chef used racial slurs in the past. After waiting around to see which way the wind blew, QVC followed the rest of Paula Deen's partners and dropped the chef in the wake of the n-word scandal.