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Paula Deen Testifies That She Has Used The 'N' Word

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Celebrity chef Paula Deen in the middle of a controversy after admitting to using the "N" word in a recent deposition.

FOX 29's Thomas Drayton has the details of a Southern-style wedding that Deen once planned that has a lot of people talking.

The deposition, which was reportedly held on May 17, took place as part of a court case brought by a former Paula Deen Enterprises employee against Deen and her brother Earl "Bubba" Hiers.

Lisa Jackson alleges several instances of sexual and racial workplace discrimination.

During the deposition Deen was asked if she ever used the "N" word.

Deen responded by saying "yes, of course."

And when asked in what context, Deen responded, "Well, it was probably when a black man burst into the bank that I was working at and put a gun to my head."

Deen went on to say that there is a good chance that she has used that word since but not in a very long time.

Paula was also asked about a Southern-style wedding that she planned for her brother.

The wedding was set in the Civil War era and all of the servers were African-American.

The lawyer questioning Deen asked her if the black men and women who were waiting on white people during that era were slaves.

She responded by saying "Yes, I would say that they were slaves."

Deen did go on to say, "But I did not mean anything derogatory by saying that I loved their look and their professionalism."

Deen was also questioned during the deposition about telling jokes that target minority groups.

To that, Deen said that most jokes target someone and she could not determine what offends another person.

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