Paula Deen said in a deposition last month that she has occasionally used the N-word -- but not in a "mean" way.
The Food Network star and her brother, Bubba Hiers, are being sued by Lisa T. Jackson, a former employee of their Savannah, Ga., restaurant, Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House. Jackson says she suffered from Hiers' violent, sexist and racist behavior and that Deen did nothing to stop it.
The Food Network said in a statement that it would "continue to monitor the situation" and that it "does not tolerate any form of discrimination and is a strong proponent of diversity and inclusion."
In a deposition May 17, Deen was questioned about her and her relatives' use of racial terms and humor, and her desire to have a wedding staffed by African-American men.
Jackson, who says she is a white woman with bi-...