Date: 2007

According to Lisa Jackson, a former employee of Paula Deen Enterprises, the celebrity chef and her brother, Bubba, exhibited racist behavior in the workplace and used the "N" word during a 2007 catering event.

In her lawsuit, Jackson alleges that Deen said the following when planning a wedding: "Well, what I would really like is a bunch of little n***ers to wear long-sleeve white shirts, black shorts, and black bow ties. You know, in the Shirley Temple days, they used to tap dance around. Now, that would be a true Southern wedding, wouldn't it?"

Representatives from Deen's camp responded, calling Jackson's claims "baseless, inflammatory allegations."