Paula Deen is calling BS on a former chef who claims Deen made an African-American employee dress up like Aunt Jemima … claiming the chef is crying racism in a pathetic money grab.
The woman behind the allegations is Dora Charles — who ran Deen’s kitchens for 22 years and helped open Paula’s famous Lady & Sons restaurant in Georgia.
Charles spoke with the New York Times — and claimed Deen wouldn’t just use racial slurs in the kitchens, but wanted to dress up her employees as humiliating stereotypes.
Among the allegations, Charles says Deen tried to make her ring a dinner bell for restaurant customers … something Charles felt was racially charged.
“That’s a symbol to me of what we used to do back in the day,” Charles said.
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