Before anyone uses this as reason to think this woman is lying — why wouldn't this be the case?
Wouldn't you, before you loft a huge proposal at your bosses, want to tell them how thankful you are??
There, now that that's out of the way, let's tell you what happened.
The former general manager that's suing Paula Deen and Bubba Hiers for racism and sexual harassment had two years prior to the lawsuit sent a letter thanking Deen for having "been given opportunities that I never thought possible, all because of you and Bubba."
Here's part of what the letter said:
"When I came to work for this company as a person, I felt hopeless. I needed something, some opportunity that could provide me hope as an individual, as a woman, to make it on my own….I was stuck in an unhappy marriage because I had no other options….When I started working for Bubba, he gave me an opportunity that allowed me, over time, a freedom I have never experienced. He allowed me, for once in my life to take care of myself and for once have faith in myself as a person and as a woman to know that I could do it on my own…Since then, I have been given opportunities that I never thought possible, all because of you and Bubba."
The thing is — the same letter outlined a proposal to turn Uncle Bubba's Oyster House into a special event venue for weddings, tours, luncheons and holiday parties… so why wouldn't you butter up your bosses before something like that??
So how can this be claimed as a smoking gun? At all?
The allegations of racism and sexual harassment are SERIOUS and should be taken as such. And that means not submitting something as flimsy as this to discredit the person.
Honestly it isn't far fetched for it to be true — Paula DID hide her diabetes from her audience for YEARS while peddling the same food that gave it to her. That kind of shadiness knows no bounds.
What do U think?
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